Selma City Schools delay start of 2021-22 school year

Published 8:39 am Tuesday, August 3, 2021

The Selma City Schools is delaying the start of the 2021-22 school year because of a leaking roof at one of its schools. The schools will now start Aug. 16, instead of Aug. 9.

Moisture stemming from a leaking roof at the School of Discovery-Genesis Center caused mold to grow in various learning and office spaces. The SOD was building was deemed unsafe for occupancy.

Knox Elementary will now be the home for SOD. SCS said it’s an issue exclusive to School of Discovery and there are no concerns about mold at our other schools.

“I am so excited to welcome our scholars back to school,” SCS Superintendent Dr. Avis Williams said. “ We navigated the last year and half together and will continue to work together and prioritize safety.  This delayed start will give our teachers and leaders time to prepare and to offer our scholars true excellence. We thank the Selma community for their support and grace.”