Mary Alice Reporting –

Student return to Tuscarawas Valley Local School on September 5th.

Over the summer, progress was made on the new middle/high school, which will have a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 31st.

Superintendent Derek Varansky says they also saw a transition with their classrooms.

“We moved every classroom, grades two through twelve. We did close our intermediate building at the end of last school year and so our old high school has been transformed into our temporary elementary school. It’ll serve grades two through six while we complete renovations in the addition for our new pre-k through twelve facility.”

Staff changes also took place ahead of the new school term.

“We lost some longtime employee through retirement so we welcomed eight new employees for the school year, both in the teacher roles, we had a new bus driver. I’m thrilled for them to be part of our team.”

Outside of school and lunch fees remaining the same, Varansky notes that, with more traffic expected on campus, drivers will need to pay attention to a change in the pattern flow.

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