Friday, September 01, 2006

School Opening -- September 13

Last April 2006, when the Board of Education adopted the calendar for the 2006-07 school year, the start of school was pushed later into the month of September than usual. This was done to allow more time for the planned construction work associated with the new heating, ventilation and air condition systems being installed at Evergreen, West End, and the Jr.-Sr. High School.

Significant progress has been made by our construction crews over the course of the spring and summer months. If you visited the schools over the summer for any reason, you were sure to see some of the work that is taking place both around the perimeter of the schools and inside the buildings. I am pleased to report that, though there is still more work that will take place over the course of the fall months, we will be set to open for students as planned -- Wednesday, September 13.

The Board of Education has prepared a newsletter that provides a construction update with greater detail. It is at the printer and will be mailed to all residents soon.

I will be able to provide even more information here on the blog as we get more feedback regarding progress through the opening weeks of school.

Welcome back, everyone. The 2006-07 school year is sure to be exciting!

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