Sturgeon R-V Schools Push Back Start Date

6 years 3 months 6 days ago September 04, 2010 Sep 4, 2010 Saturday, September 04 2010 Saturday, September 04, 2010 4:01:57 PM CDT in News

STURGEON - Schools in the Sturgeon R-V district will start almost a week late because of "health and safety concerns" related to unfinished renovations, the superintendent announced in a statement Saturday.

Classes will begin on Monday, September 13, instead of Wednesday, September 8 as planned, superintendent Shawn Schultz said. The September 7 open house will go on as planned.

The start date, now three-and-a-half weeks after most mid-Missouri schools started classes, was already delayed because of the renovations. The district is installing a new roof, brick, awning, and performing other projects.

In an update posted to the district's website on August 26, Schultz said renovations were already running behind. He reported that elementary schools would be painted by the start of school, but that the middle school would not receive tile before school started.

Schultz also said that sheetrock at the middle school had been damaged from water coming in through the roof, but that it would "not take long to replace."

Under Missouri law, schools are supposed to meet 174 days per year, meaning it is possible that school could possibly let out for the summer late as well. The school year in Sturgeon is currently scheduled to end on June 2.

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