Not all of the school district's construction projects will be finished by the time Solanco students start the school year on Monday, August 25.
But the major work will be done and the remaining projects won't interfere with the operation of the schools, said Dr. Timothy Shrom, the district's business manager.
Ken Work won't be wearing a police uniform and a pistol this week. Instead, he'll be dressed in a new uniform - a dark shirt and khaki pants.
That will mark his transition to the position of borough manager. He will still be the police chief, a position he has held for a dozen years, but he will not be going on patrol.
Work was appointed borough manager last month. He replaces Alfred Drayovitch Jr., who retired August 30. For the past month, Drayovitch has been helping Work make the transition.
One of Quarryville borough's two street projects is on schedule. The other has already been postponed twice and borough officials have no definite schedule for its start or completion. That project, putting the final coat of blacktop on S. Summit Ave., should take a couple of days work, Borough Manager Alfred Drayovitch Jr. said. But when that work will be done is still up in the air. The contractor, Pennsy Supply Inc., had scheduled the work to begin July 15. The contractor then postponed the project's start to July 22, and then postponed the work again. By Monday morning, July 22, a new date had not been set.
The Solanco School District is working on several building projects that will improve security, make buildings more energy efficient, and provide additional classroom space. One of the more pressing is changing the entrance to Quarryville Elementary School.
"We're looking at options," said Dr. Martin J. Hudacs, superintendent of the Solanco School District.