Charter School start date delayed more than a week

Principal says a truck fire is part of delay

The Moab Charter School’s first day of school was originally set for Aug. 15, but after “unforeseen circumstances,” according to the school’s director, that date has been pushed back 11 days. Photo by Carter Pape

The first day of classes at the Moab Charter School is delayed until Aug. 26, according to Director Carrie Ann Marinelli, due to “unforeseen circumstances with the delivery of our new building.”

The Moab Charter School’s director said that this truck fire caused the delayed start date. Photo courtesy of Carrie Ann Marinelli

Marinelli sent an email with the information last week, including a secondary photo (i.e. a photo of a photo) of a semi truck engulfed in flames at the engine. Marinelli did not provide details about the photo in the original email. When asked to explain the photo, she said, “The truck fire is one of the delays we have experienced when trying to get our new building here.”

The school is currently undergoing construction and is awaiting the arrival of a new classroom building that is being shipped to Moab. Marinelli did not say what other events brought about the nearly two-week delay.

The start date delay means that the school’s Sneak-a-Peek event, which is an opportunity for parents and students to reconnect with the school community and meet the new teachers, will also be later than originally scheduled. The event will be Aug. 22 from noon to 3:00 p.m.