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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

December 4, 2012

The week is in full swing, and it's only Tuesday! Yesterday began before 5:30 a.m.with a fog delay, which means that until 9:15 a.m., there will be several phone calls, county radio "talk", and website checking for our area schools postings and radio stations to get updates on delays turning to 3 hour delays or closures. Vantage makes its decision, often based on Van Wert county schools' decisions, but also considers our associate schools' decisions in Paulding county, Putnam county, and Mercer county.
Nonetheless, any potential calamity day begins with a flurry of activity, and I can count on several phones ringing at once, making for a crazy start to the day ahead.
Yesterday, our delay helped out the construction crews,who took advantage of the nearly empty building, to work on the fire alarm system and other final checks, which are necessary before we close up Phase 6 of construction. All is on schedule, and our office and remaining business programs should relocate to the new areas during the week before Christmas. While we gained something there, the rainy damp weather put the siding and landscaping crews behind slightly. (It's always something. . .). As I have said before, the Vantage staff and students are so excited about our new facility. I can't wait until we are all together under one roof again, which should be just a few weeks away!