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EDMOND, Okla. – While Edmond city leaders were preparing for the opening of a new elementary school this fall, authorities learned that the unveiling is being pushed back.

Heritage Elementary School, located at Sorghum Mill between Broadway and Bryant Rd., was scheduled to open in the fall of 2014.

However, officials postponed the opening to the fall of 2015.

“Construction of the school is already more than 100 days behind schedule due to inclement weather,” said Bret Towne, associate superintendent of administration. “The extreme cold and ice has halted some mason and concrete work.”

The delay will also push back the opening of the district’s sixth middle school.

Authorities say they are building the new school to provide relief for crowded elementary schools in the northern sections of the district.

“Our school is full, but we will make the best of the Heritage delay by working closely with the district’s central office to provide our teachers and staff with the appropriate support and assistance they need,” said Cross Timbers Principal Cathey Bugg. “Parents will see no change in our level of commitment to rigorous academic principles.”