Students at the Math and Science Academy in Woodbury will get a little extra summer vacation this year.
But they’ll make it up next spring.
Poor weather this spring slowed the work, said Bob Kreischer, director of the Math and Science Academy, a charter school along Radio Drive.
The $5 million building—which features a full-size gym and several classrooms—is nearly complete, he said, but, “I’d rather be safe than sorry.”
School was supposed to begin Sept. 3. The lost days will be made up next spring.
Part of the issue is getting the elevator approved by the city and state, Kreischer said.
“We don’t want to lug teacher desks up three flights of stairs without the elevator working,” he said.
The gym, however, won’t be ready until later this fall, Kreischer said, though students should be able to head outside for physical education until it’s ready.
MSA in December 2012 broke ground on the 30,400-square-foot building, meant to address growth at the school, which has a waiting list. It serves students in grades 6-12.
As for how the new building is coming along, “The outside looks just beautiful,” Kreischer said.
He said he’s also impressed with the large classrooms and number of windows inside.
A grand opening for the new building is scheduled for 6 p.m. Oct. 3.
For students in South Washington County Schools, class begins Sept. 3.
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