Christopher schools to delay school opening due to storm damage | Schools
CHRISTOPHER, IL (KFVS) - Christopher Unit School District #99 officials are delaying the start of school by two days due to roof and water damage on July 1.
School officials say 11 rooms in the first-third grades were damaged.
A letter was sent to parents saying that student registration will now be on Thursday, August 16. The first full day of student attendance will be on Monday, August 20.
According to Superintendent Richard Towers, contractors and engineers are working to repair the rooms but they will not be ready to house students.
Towers says they have secured five portable buildings housing a total of ten classrooms.
Administration will keep first and second grades in the main building due to their ages. Third-Fifth grades will be utilizing the mobile classrooms.
These classrooms will have 36 percent more square footage than the existing rooms and provide for a safe and comfortable learning environment. The rooms will be equipped with bottled water.
The buildings do not have plumbing and the students will continue to use the restrooms in the main building.
Towers says the school district will make every effort to ensure children will have a safe environment that is conducive to learning and will promote educational, social and emotional growth.
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