WORTHINGTON — Students attending classes at the Worthington Learning Center will see their summer extended by a couple of extra days.
On Thursday, ISD 518 Superintendent John Landgaard said the district has yet to get certificates of occupancy for the new learning center and gymnastics facility along Crailsheim Road on Worthington’s west side.
Landgaard said inspections of both the fire alarm system and the electrical are slated to take place Tuesday. If the inspections go well, he said students will begin class Thursday.
“We have delayed the start for students a couple of days,” he said. “On Wednesday next week, we’re planning to do the back-to-school open house for those students and parents.”
Aside from the electrical and fire alarm system inspections, there is still work to be done. Landgaard said exterior projects include landscaping and completion of the bus lane. Inside the building, there is some flooring and grid work to be done.
Landgaard said he has no reason to suspect the inspections won’t go as planned Tuesday, allowing for students to begin class Thursday.
“If one of the inspections don’t give us occupancy, then we have to readjust,” he said.
As for the two lost days of instruction time, Landgaard said there’s enough additional time worked into the school calendar that it won’t be an issue.
The district plans to host a public open house at the new facility at a later date.
“We’re just excited to finally be coming to the end and being able to start school in there,” Landgaard said.