Nationwide supply chain issues delay construction at Carlsbad schools

As supply chain issues have delayed shipments all over the country, New Mexico schools have also been affected, impacting some of their day-to-day operations.

Schools in Las Cruces and Albuquerque made headlines after shortages in certain food items forced them to change their breakfast and lunch menus in October.

The Carlsbad Municipal School’s Director of Operations Kevin Dillon said the district has also faced shipment delays that have affected construction projects and caused supply shortages.

Dillon said the district has worked with its food suppliers and even though there have been some shortages, they have not affected school menus.

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Supply problems mainly impacted large construction projects such as the reopening of Riverside Elementary School and the Carlsbad High School Performing Arts building, Dillon said.