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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Colfax school year starts after cleanup scramble


September 12, 2019

Colfax Jr.-Sr. High students gather in the foyer before their first bell of the 2019-2020 school year.

Colfax schools started at 8:20 a.m. Sept. 9 for the 2019-20 school year, as planned.

Final cleaning from a summer of construction lasted into Sunday night, Sept. 8, with Superintendent Jerry Pugh, Maintenance Director Mark Brown, Business Manager Reece Jenkin, Technology Director Carter Comito, and a group of other volunteers washing floors and windows and hauling in desks and chairs from storage, dusting them off for use Monday morning.

"We wouldn't have been able to do it, between Mark and I," Pugh told the school board Monday night.

The new furniture has not arrived yet.

A planned voll...

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