Burlingame Delays Opening of School Year

By: Ralph Hipp, 13 News
By: Ralph Hipp, 13 News
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Staff Photos: Jonathan Phillips
Superintendent Geye Hamby hugs second-grade teacher Kay Humble and Elyssa Riegel as he visits Buford Academy on the first day back to school on Thursday. Hamby makes it a point to stop in every classroom in the Buford city school district on the first day to say hello.

BURLINGAME -- Anxious students and school administrators have their plans on hold for one more day, when it comes to back to school events in Burlingame.

USD 454 Superintendent Allen Konicek told me Monday night the strong storms whipping through Osage County knocked out the city's transformer, which helps supply power to Burlingame school. Because of the outages, the event welcoming new elementary school students will now be held Wednesday, August 18th from 6:30 till 7:30.

Opening day of classes is now planned for the following day, this Thursday, August 19th.

A new transformer is on its way to Burlingame from South Dakota. If everything goes as planned, the new transformer should be delivered Tuesday to keep USD 454 on schedule. We'll keep you posted.

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