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Park City’s first charter school delays opening day

Douglas Greenwood, Park Record

Administrators at Weilenmann School of Discovery delayed the first day of school to await the receipt of proper building occupancy permits. School was originally scheduled to begin Monday Aug. 30, but the first day was pushed back to Wednesday Sept. 1.

Weilenmann administrators expected the last permit needed, the Temporary Certificate of Occupancy, to come early Monday morning, according to building officer Dallas Kimball.

Administrators decided to delay the first day of school when the TCO didn’t arrive when expected. "We didn’t want to run the risk of, for some reason, not getting it on Monday," finance committee chair Noah Levine said. TCO determines building safety through county and state inspections.

In addition to the delayed permit, about half of the school furniture didn’t arrive until Saturday, Nordstrom said. Administrators and founding parents moved the furniture into the building throughout the weekend.

School is scheduled to begin Sept. 1. All the classrooms are finished and ready for the start of school. Construction on the gym, the common area and landscaping will continue while school is in session, Nordstrom said.