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First day of school pushed back for Granite City after downpour floods city

Granite City School District announced Tuesday the beginning of the year is being pushed back due to flood damage from Monday’s rain.

Monday morning a thunderstorm dumped between 5.5 and 6.5 inches of rain on the city, flooding areas, damaging homes and disabling vehicles in floodwater.

Due to the damage from that flooding, the school district is canceling classes Thursday, Aug. 15, and Friday, Aug. 16. The first day of school is now scheduled to be Monday, Aug. 19.

Other events are expected to continue as planned, including meet the teacher, freshman orientation and extra-curricular events will remain as previously scheduled.

Kindergarten orientation will now be held Monday, Aug.19.

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Kavahn Mansouri covers government accountability for the Belleville News-Democrat, holding officials and institutions accountable and tracking how taxpayer money is spent.
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