A $21.5 million renovation project at Slatington Elementary is behind schedule after asbestos was discovered.
Greg Derr, director of support services and transportation, told the school board on Monday that the snag had delayed the project by over two weeks.
"There was unforeseen asbestos that set the project back probably about two-and-a-half weeks," Derr said. "Asbestos was in the rear pod under construction."
However, Derr said no students or staff were in that area, and noted that Sargent Enterprises of Jim Thorpe removed the asbestos from the building.