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Winters Elementary to open Tuesday, 6 days after anticipated – Brospar Daily News

This is an image of Winters Elementary School in Pawtucket. (WLNE)

PAWTUCKET, RI (WLNE) — Students in Henry J. Winters Elementary School After a six-day delay, it will return to classrooms on Tuesday.

Pawtucket Director Dr. Cheryl McWilliams announced on Saturday that the department had received a certificate of occupancy and classes had begun.

“We are very excited for our first day in the Winters community on Tuesday. We are ready to move forward together and have a great school year at this new, state-of-the-art elementary school,” McWilliams said in a statement.

Schools were supposed to start on Wednesday, but that date had to be pushed back. The Pawtucket School Board said earlier this week, Fire alarm battery failure What caused the resistance.

Mayor Don Grabin He told ABC 6 News on Wednesday that he regrets not having a back-up plan for school reopening.

“We were supposed to come out last week and say, hey, the parts aren’t there or we’re not going to plug it in, and by the way, it’s going to take us three days to get it, so parents are frustrated in that. right now, worried as we leave and get up this morning, I have nothing planned for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. What do I do, that’s the challenge,” the mayor said.

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