Monroe Grade School: opening September 17

    Brand new classrooms at Monroe grade School get finishing touches before the start of classes on September 17th.

    Monroe, OR.- After construction pushed Monroe Grade School to delay the start of school a week to September 12th, the school district moves the start date to Monday, September 17th.

    “It’s been a long process, we’re took a little longer than we wanted but we’re excited to get stated., everyone’s working really hard to get it finished for Monday," said Bill Crowson, Monroe School District Superintendent.

    But many parents are frustrated with the delay.

    One mother who has three kids starting at Monroe Grade School said she's tried to remain positive but she says she's heard from other parents who are concerned about fewer school days and-- what they consider-- a lack of communication from the district.

    The Monroe School District said the delay is caused by additional construction time in order to make sure the school is safe for students and teachers.

    Construction crews made renovations to the building, along with seismic upgrades with almost $10 million in bond money granted from the government.

    Classes will start for kids K-8 on Monday morning.

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