Discovery Of Bats Has One Area School District Delaying The Start Of The School Year

Fri 8-18-2017

(George)-- The start of the school year at one northwest Iowa school district has been delayed after a colony of bats was discovered in a second-floor high school office.

George-Little Rock Superintendent John Eyerly says an electrician installing a new phone system during the first week of August found evidence of bats while in the office of the school's liaison officer.

The school has contracted with a pest control company to remove the bats. To allow enough time to complete the removal and sterilization, classes will now begin August 28th for all district schools. School was previously scheduled to start there Wednesday. 

The bats' removal, which will include installation of new insulation, will run about $50,000.

(From the Associated Press).