Opening of Durant elementary school delayed another year

The opening of George Washington elementary school in Durant has been delayed until 2022 due to the effects of COVID-19. (Durant ISD)

DURANT, Okla. (KXII) - The opening of a new elementary school in Durant has been delayed another year due to the effects of COVID-19.

A representative from Durant ISD says due to the pandemic, they did not buy bonds to help with the construction of George Washington Elementary.

The district says the school was originally scheduled to open in 2021 but is now set for the fall of 2022.

The school will be built on Gurlack Drive behind the high school.