The USD 383 school year started Wednesday with a half-day of classes except at Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson elementary schools. Due to renovation delays, those schools will open Friday with a full day.
The schools experienced many changes during the summer due to construction and renovation.
New spaces opened at Lee and Northview elementary schools, and there is a new drop-off driveway in front of Ogden Elementary School. Construction and renovation will continue during the year at Bluemont, Lee, Marlatt, Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson elementary schools.
Brett Nelson is the new principal at Marlatt Elementary, replacing Claudia Conner, who resigned in June. Nelson is the former Manhattan High girls’ soccer coach and taught at Northview.
Enrollment numbers weren’t available at press time. Associate Supt. Bob Seymour has previously said the district anticipates a larger enrollment increase than last year, when enrollment increased by 140 students to a total of 6,341.
Supt. Bob Shannon said the year has begun well. “I’m real pleased with the effort and commitment of our staff to get off to a fantastic start,” he said.