Two St. Paul schools that were slated to have new homes next fall now are expected to stay in their current buildings for at least another year.

Tom Parent, the district’s facilities director, told the school board this week that complications in talks involving one of the school sites will require pushing back the proposed relocations of Jie Ming Mandarin Immersion Academy and RiverEast Elementary and Secondary to the 2018-19 school year.

The district is planning to move RiverEast from Highland Park to a former industrial site on the North End, and to relocate Jie Ming from the Hamline-Midway area to the current RiverEast building.

First, however, the district must negotiate the removal of a deed restriction that bars nonindustrial uses on the North End site, and that has taken longer than expected, Parent said.

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