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St. Mary's to delay start of school until Sept. 8

MORRIS – Due to the amount of work that still needs to be completed, the first day of school for students at St. Mary's Catholic School in Morris has been delayed until Monday, Sept. 8. 

In a letter to parents and the community, Principal Joseph Ferriero said it was a "complicated" decision that was made after looking at the work that was left to be done – unpacking, putting in shelving and desks. 

"It was the apparent conclusion since our classrooms will not be functional for academic success during the first week of September," write Ferriero.

"I greatly thank you for your support through this difficult time in our school history," he continued. "In the end, this will be well worth the wait.  Our school will have new materials and structurally be the best that is can be."

Kim Ukura

Kim Ukura began working at the Farmington/Rosemount Independent Town Pages in August of 2016. Previously, she served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune for five years. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2008 with degrees in English and journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2010. Prior to returning to Morris to work at the Sun Tribune, she worked in trade publishing. She has been recognized by the Minnesota Newspaper Association for human interest, multimedia, business and public affairs reporting. 

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