ELYRIA – Construction delays at Elyria High School have forced the district to delay the start of school for high school students.
School officials have not given details on what portions of the project are behind schedule enough to demand a delay to classes, but in a press release sent out late Thursday, school officials said the decision was made because of the “need to ensure proper working order of safety and security systems in phase two of the project.”
A press conference has been called for 11 a.m. today, where school officials will offer more details.
As of right now, the plan is to open Elyria High on Friday, Sept. 9 with students coming back on a staggered schedule to accommodate grade-level orientations.
Elyria High is the only building in the district to be affected by the delay. All other schools will open as scheduled on Tuesday.
The Elyria High student orientation program that was originally planned for Tuesday is cancelled.
On Friday, freshmen only will report at 9 a.m. to the Performing Arts Center and will be released at 11:30 a.m. Sophomores, juniors and seniors will arrive at 1p.m. for an open house and building tours.
On Monday, Sept. 12, all students will follow their regular schedule.