Dublin City Schools has pushed back the construction and opening of its 13th elementary school by one year.

Dublin City Schools has pushed back the construction and opening of its 13th elementary school by one year.

Citing a delay in development in Jerome Village where the next school is planned, Superintendent David Axner announced during Tuesday's board of education meeting that construction will be delayed to save the district money.

According to Axner, district officials met with Jerome Village developers to discuss the housing slowdown in the development, which is bordered by Brock and Jerome roads.

"The bottom line is with the Jerome Village project it looks to be behind by about a year," Axner told board members.

The district originally planned to open the new elementary school in August 2012, but Axner said current plans are to open the school for the 2013-14 school year.

-- Jennifer Noblit