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Contract error delays Lafayette gym project

Contract error delays Lafayette gym project

Progress building a new auxiliary gym at Lafayette High School is already delayed, just weeks after county and school officials agreed the project is sorely needed.

On Tuesday, James City County notified the Williamsburg-James City County School Division it was canceling the $222,151 architectural contract the School Board approved last month because the process selecting the company didn’t comply with state procurement law.

The School Board will now have to wait 30 days while the county solicits competitive bids from contractors.

Meanwhile, county and school officials are divided about whether the division should have understood the correct process in the first...