- Associated Press - Friday, August 14, 2015

WINNEBAGO, Neb. (AP) - A school district in northeast Nebraska has pushed back classes by about two weeks due to delays in an ongoing construction project.

The Winnebago Public Schools district’s superintendent, Dan Fehringer, told the Sioux City Journal (http://bit.ly/1NcTA9R ) on Wednesday that work hadn’t progressed far enough to finish enough classrooms before school was scheduled to start on Monday.

He didn’t say why construction was behind schedule. Construction work includes renovation of the old gymnasium into a theater and revamping the industrial shop.

The school year is now tentatively set to begin on Aug. 31 for students, and the district has revised its school calendar to fit the later start date.

“It’ll go a few days longer in May,” Fehringer said, adding that the last day of school has been moved back about a week to around May 27.

Summer vacation comes to an end this week for a number of other schools in Nebraska and neighboring South Dakota. In Iowa, a new law requires that classes start no earlier than Aug. 24.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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