Middle School Open Houses Delayed By Crash, First Day Of School Unchanged

(Beaver Dam) Officials with the Beaver Dam School District say the cleanup from the damage caused by a car that crashed into the middle school on Wednesday is more complex than originally anticipated. However, there is still no indication that the first day of school will be delayed though an open house for students planned for next week may be delayed.

District Communications Officer Nicole White says the school remains closed as three professional clean-up and restoration teams comprised of more than 80 contracted personnel continue to work diligently. A team met on Friday to problem-solve and come up with solutions for logistical challenges.

The middle school open house originally scheduled for Tuesday has been postponed. White says they are hopeful that the school will be open by Thursday night for an open house for sixth grade students; however, she says at this point there is no guarantee. An all-school open house is tentatively scheduled for 5:30-6:30pm on Thursday, September 5th. And, again, officials are still planning on school starting as scheduled on Tuesday, September 3rd.

Roy Cortez is being held on $10-thousand dollars cash bond on felony Fleeing charges. The 22-year-old Beaver Dam man was allegedly driving up to 90-miles per hour down Grove Street when he slammed into the northside of the middle school, punching a seven-foot-by-30-foot hole in the brick and cinder block structure.