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Elementary classes begin at Boone Central while some work continues

Boone Central kindergarten teacher Joye Anderson was one of the staff members getting classrooms ready for the Sept. 5 start of school.
Boone Central kindergarten teacher Joye Anderson was one of the staff members getting classrooms ready for the Sept. 5 start of school.

With builders still doing some finish work, classes began on schedule Tuesday morning, Sept. 5, at Boone Central Elementary. It was the first day of school for kindergarten through fifth grade in their remodeled section of the Albion building.

Many teachers and staff had been working in the building through Labor Day weekend to make final preparations in their classrooms.

Jimmy Feeney, elementary principal, said he is very happy to have the renovated building ready for classes.

“We have had a few curveballs, but I am very proud of our staff’s work ethic and demeanor,” said Feeney. “Everyone came together to meet the challenges. Thanks to the staff’s many efforts in moving and completing countless odd jobs, we are ready for students!”

Some of the logistics challenges will not be answered immediately, said Mr. Feeney. “We have some areas of the high school building still under construction, and we are not using our playground yet. We start the year with some detail work left to complete on our building, but classrooms and hallways are ready for kids.”

Classes began for high school and middle school students last Wednesday, Aug. 30. The first full day of classes was Thursday, Aug. 31, and the first volleyball matches were played in the new gymnasium against O’Neill that night.