School Finally Begins for Some Kids in Layton

School Finally Begins for Some Kids in Layton

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LAYTON, Utah (AP) -- It was a genuine summer vacation for kids at Ellison Park Elementary School.

The school opened Monday, more than a month after most Davis County schools, because of construction delays.

"It was a long summer," said Betsy Dixon, who has three children at the school. "A lot of the parents were counting down the days."

Construction crews will be finishing the gym and cafeteria over the next two weeks.

A late start means more time in class. Ellison Park will be open until June 20, instead of May 30, and the school day will be extended by 15 minutes.

"The kids are here. Their hair is combed. They have new backpacks. ... We are very happy to finally open our doors to students," Principal Chuck Johnson said.

------ Information from: Standard-Examiner

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