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Salem High School Set Graduation Date, Amends Calendar

By Rob Sussman, WJBD News

Salem High School seniors will be walking across the stage on June 1st this year. The Salem High School Board set the graduation date and amended the school calendar during their meeting on Tuesday. 

Under the new school calendar, students will attend school on April 21st, the monday after spring break, in order to make up for use of the district's 9th emergency day. Eight days will be added to the end of the calendar as pre-planned makeup days, meaning Freshmen, Sophomore, and Juniors will have their last day of attendance on June 5th with Teachers attending on June 6th. The last day for seniors will be May 23rd for seniors that do not have to take final exams, and May 30th for seniors who do.

The board also discussed and approved the 10 year Health Life Safety survey conducted at the school. The survey contained a list of 170 items totaling around $8 Million dollars worth of renovations needed at the school. Superintendent Brad Detering says that the majority of those costs stem from the need to replace the school's aging heating and air conditioning system, which is expected to cost around $5 million dollars. There was no definitive plans set for tackling much of the list, however Detering did recieve approval from the board to move forward with a maintainance grant proposal that intends to cover the retrofitting of the buildings door locks, allowing them to be opened and locked from both sides, with a thumb lock on the interior side, and a key lock on the exterior.

Detering also updated the board on the state of the roof damaged by high winds during the November 17th Storm Outbreak and the Early January High Wind Advisory. The school has filed an insurance claim for the roof and expects renovations to be completed over spring break.

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