August 16, 2022 

Good afternoon: 

On Monday, August 1, 2022 Menominee experienced heavy rain which compromised the air handling unit opening covers on the roof at the High School/Middle School. The result was significant water damage to the second floor of the school and additional work is required to clean the building, including removing a majority of floor tile on the second floor. Safety of our students is of top concern for the Menominee Area Public Schools, so we have been working directly with an Environmental Specialist to rectify any potential concerns leading forward. We are currently reviewing options with the Michigan Department of Education to maintain our school start date of Monday, August 29, 2022 and will communicate straightaway with the families, staff, and community when the final plan is approved. Please continue to check district social media and the website for further updates. 

Richard Sarau 
Menominee Area Public Schools