First day of school delayed in Vermilion

VERMILION, OH (WOIO) - The first day of class at all three Vermilion schools has been delayed by four days, to give contractors more time to complete remodeling projects at Sailorway Middle School and Vermilion High School.

Board of Education members approved the plan Monday evening.

School officials say weather has impacted both projects and the rain storm on August 2 caused significant water damage at Sailorway.

"Our projects were moving along on schedule prior to the storm," said Superintendent Philip Pempin. "Restoration specialist got to work immediately to repair the damage, but cleanup takes time. We felt it was important to make sure the building is clean, safe and dry prior to students returning to school."

"Our school calendar includes additional hours to help us deal with issues like this," Board President Dale Dawson said. "It is important that we insure our students come back to a school that is ready for instruction."

The official first day of school will now be Tuesday, September 2.

Starting and ending times for school will remain the same.

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