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School District Expands Old Mill Work Hours

Faced with a fast-approaching deadline to finish modernization project, district expands work hours by an hour and adds Saturday until Aug. 28.

As they most of the renovation work at by the first day of school on Sept. 1, construction crews have a little more time on their side.

After talks with the City Of Mill Valley, the district has expanded its work schedule at the school by one hour, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and added Saturday work until Aug. 28. 

“It is critical for MVSD to have this project ready for occupancy on Monday, August 29, to prepare for the first day of school on Thursday, September 1, “ district officials said in a statement.

Construction crews revert to the original 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. schedule on Aug. 29 “to complete construction and clean up the project,” the district added.

While the decision likely pleases Old Mill parents, teachers and staff as the start of the school year approaches, it likely won’t please some neighbors. Mill Valley Police have received a number of complaints in recent weeks about construction-related noise at the Old Mill site.

That noise won’t occur on Sundays, according to Tim Ryan, the district’s director of maintenance and operations.

The $3.4 million Old Mill project was delayed by a number of unforeseen conditions, including dry rot in the classroom building in the lower wing, termites in one of the bathrooms and broken drain lines, according to Ryan.

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