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New roof, visit from Superintendent on first day of school for Van Buskirk

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Van Buskirk is getting a new roof and a visit from the new TUSD superintendent on the first day of school.

Even though it is the first day, the school is still working to repair damage left from last week's monsoon storm.  The damage is not keeping the school from starting on schedule.

While parts of the roof still need to be replaced, crews have secured the areas affected and classes will begin. 

The storm hit last Friday and tore large pieces of the roof off, which led to a rush to repair the roof in time for the first day.  Six classrooms were affected by the roof damage, meaning some students will be moved to different classrooms today, but the district is assuring parents classes will begin on time. 

TUSD spokesperson Cara Rene stated all the power is on to the building, and it is safe for classes to be conducted. 

On Wednesday the principal, school staff and even district staff were helping to get everything ready for the first day of school. 

The district is stating the roof repairs will take some time, as they are still going through the insurance process. 

Classes will start at 8:25 a.m. this morning, and the new TUSD superintendent will be visiting the school at 10:45 a.m.

Dr. H. T. Sanchez will be on hand to speak with Van Buskirk families and the media, focusing on academic achievement and announcing school rankings.  The Arizona Department of Education is releasing the 2013 AIMS test results and the ‘A through F' grades for each school, before Dr. Sanchez speaks.

Stay with Tucson News Now for updates both on air and online today.

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