The statement below is from USD 364 Marysville Public Schools
Over the last few weeks, I have been getting more and more concerned about the construction progress and whether or not we will be ready to start school on time. The contractors have been telling me for weeks that we would be ready for the start of school on August 22nd. I met with a group of teachers, administrators, other district leaders, and school board members on Monday to discuss contingency plans and options. I have met with the Sampson Construction Leaders several times over the past few weeks to get the most realistic time-frame for us taking occupancy of the JH/SH Building. I believe that we will be able to occupy the building around August 15th.
In my mind, there is a big difference between being able to occupy the building and being ready for the students. There is a significant amount of cleaning yet to be completed and there is a significant amount of work required to get all of our technology systems, HVAC Systems, and other building systems ready for students. All of our district staff is working hard to get the building ready and Sampson Construction is bringing in a separate cleaning crew to help with the cleaning process. All of the subcontractors and workers have been working hard to get this project completed as soon as possible.
Last night, we had a Special Board Meeting and one of the topics was the 2017-18 Calendar and a contingency plan if the JH/SH Building was not ready on August 22. The Board voted 5-2 and made the following decision about the start of school.
Marysville Elementary School will have their first day of school on Tuesday August 22nd as planned.
Marysville Junior/Senior High will have their first day of school on Monday August 28th and it will be a full day of school.
Bus Service and Food Service will be in full operation beginning on August 22nd.