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School board to seek damages
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It is not an issue of whether the Warren County School Board will seek damages against Midstate Construction, the builders of Dibrell School, but instead the question is when and how much.“We’re talking about damages here,” said School Board member Bill Zechman upon learning the construction of Dibrell School was 74 days past contract as of last week with the clock still ticking.During the meeting, Architect Paul McCall of Red Chair Architects said it would be up to the board as to what damages to seek. The question, McCall noted, is how much the board can demand. The contract called for $500 per day in penalties for every day over the promised completion date.“There was hardship,” McCall noted, pointing to the school having to operate in less than ideal conditions when it was thought the school would be ready for the 2011-12 school year but instead is still under construction.