Sherwood Park's newest school is ahead of schedule.
 
Construction on Wye Elementary's replacement school began in August and so far things are off to a smooth start.
 
"With the good weather we had a couple of weeks ago we were able to get a head of the schedule," said Robert Derech, Elk Island Public School's assistant director of facilities.
 
The original goal was to have the new school finished in the Heritage Hills area by the summer of 2020.
 
"We're now hoping to have it finished for spring of 2020 baring any unforeseen issues," added Derech.
 
As of Wednesday (Dec.5), the building pad is complete, sod and topsoil stripping is almost complete and pile drilling has already began.
 
The estimated $16-million school is set to feature a variety of solar panels that will be used for students and teachers to experiment with solar energy.

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