Students at Broadwater and McKinley elementary schools get extra day of summer vacation.
As School District 2 gears up to launch nearly 60 maintenance projects this summer, district officials have restructured its facilities management team to handle the load.
School District 2 has tightened up its procedures for letting parents know what books are on the middle and high school required reading lists and how to request an alternate title.
The School District 2 board will discuss on Monday night how parents can opt their children out of required reading if they find the material offensive.
School District 2 has hired two local builders to tackle the rebuilding and renovations for McKinley and Broadwater elementary schools.
Doug Jordon, project manager from Northwest Glass, helps unload windows from a fork lift at West High School on Monday morning. School District 2 began 36 maintenance projects Monday, many of which have to be finished before students return in August.
An abatement crew removes old windows at West High School on Monday morning.
A crew from Northwest Glass unloads new windows at West High School on Monday morning. Crews will be working on windows, roofs and the school's heating system this summer.
It was always a tight schedule with little room for setbacks.
As students filed into Poly Drive Elementary on Wednesday morning, they walked by a big white sign that read, “Thank You” in big black letters.
In August, Poly Drive Elementary Principal Pam Meier showed off new windows installed at the school over the summer, one of the projects paid for by $12 million in federal bonds that voters approved in 2010.