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Students at Maryville Elementary School head back to class 3 days late

Students at Maryville Elementary School head back to class 3 days late
Published: Aug. 15, 2016 at 3:20 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 15, 2016 at 4:02 PM EDT
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Students at Maryville Elementary School missed three days because the school wasn't ready....
Students at Maryville Elementary School missed three days because the school wasn't ready. (Source: Sharon Yoo/WAVE 3 News)
A parent submitted this photo of some of one of the unfinished hallways at Maryville Elementary...
A parent submitted this photo of some of one of the unfinished hallways at Maryville Elementary School. (Source: Viewer photo)

. - BULLITT COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – At many schools across WAVE country, students have been back in class for days or even weeks. But students at one Bullitt County school started their first day on Monday, three days late because of construction delays at the school.
 
Maryville Elementary School became busy again at 8:30 a.m. on August 15 as buses and parents dropped students off for their very first day of the school year.

>> IMAGES: Maryville Elementary School in disrepair, misses first day
 
Rachel Baldwin's children, Shianne and Noah, told her they were looking forward to school.

"They were very excited, a little nervous but excited," Baldwin said. "They were ready to see their friends."

>> PREVIOUS STORY: Maryville Elementary School not opening for first day of classes
 
In fact, Baldwin's children were supposed to see their friends last Wednesday when Maryville Elementary was scheduled to open. Things took a turn the night before.

"We got a call at, like, 7:30 that night before school was supposed to open, telling us that, you know, they weren't going to have school," Baldwin said. "So I took off work and had childcare plans and stuff. We had everything already lined out, so it was a huge disappointment."

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A post on Maryville Elementary School's Facebook page Sunday night read, "After a brief unexpected delay, our MES family is excited to begin this year with each of you. We are planned, prepared and anxiously await the start of school in the morning."
 
As promised, the students were welcomed back, but some parents emailed photos to WAVE 3 News, concerned about how much work is left undone both inside and outside the school.

Baldwin said despite the problems, Maryville is on its way to looking its best.
 
"It looked really good on the inside. (It's) going to be beautiful when they get finished with it," Baldwin said. "I love the teachers here. Everyone is really nice, really helpful, so it's a good school."
 
School officials haven't said how or whether student will make up their three missed days.
 
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