Supply-chain issues are adversely affecting construction projects across the country - and we are no exception. The classroom HVAC system for Matherville Intermediate, previously set to be installed by the start of school (Aug. 9), has been pushed back with an anticipated install of Aug. 27 and 28.
An early dismissal plan will be implemented, due to heat, as-needed. The decision to have an early out will be made 24 hours in advance - when possible - and families will be notified immediately.
Superintendent Dr. Carl Johnson said the decision will be made if the heat index is expected to reach 98 degrees - based on specific data points available from the National Weather Service, and the Child Care Weather Watch chart on the estimated temperatures as projected throughout the coming day. The time of day will be taken into consideration when making the decision.
Ventilation is an achievable priority thanks to newly installed windows, one functional HVAC unit already in-use, and fans provided by the contractor - to be strategically placed throughout the building. In the event of an early out - bus routes will be altered and families will be notified. Families are encouraged to pick-up their students when this happens to help relieve the already stressed transportation system. The good news is, our buses are fully air conditioned!
"Our contractors have done a phenomenal job in trying to overcome these obstacles and we greatly appreciate their efforts - some things just can't be overcome right now," said Supt. Johnson.
Thank you for your patience as we navigate the beginning of another amazing school year!