WILSON, Okla. (KTEN) — The fall semester at Wilson Public Schools will be delayed by construction project delays brought on by inflation and back-ordered supplies.

Administrators have pushed back the first day of school to August 18, one week later than the original project deadline.

Superintendent Tonya Finnerty said work on the elementary building and parking lots is taking longer than expected due to a variety of challenges.

"Part of the problem has just been a delay in items to do the construction," she said. "We've had a lot of repairs, but at the end of the day we are going to get it finished and complete and done right, and that's what we have to focus on is our end goal, and it will be so much better for our community and our kiddos."

School staffers prepared backup plans to ensure classes will be back in session by the 18th.