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TMP closing girls' dormitory


By The Hays Daily News

By The Hays Daily News

Marian Hall, the Thomas More Prep-Marian High School girls' dormitory, will be closed for the 2014-15 school year, according to a news release on the TMP website.

After conducting a facilities study for several months, the school's board recommended to Heartland Parish leaders to close the building during a meeting last week.

“Architectural and electrical system reports have identified needed improvements to accommodate the needs of our students living at Marian Hall," Father Daryl Olmstead, pastoral designate for the board, said in the news release. “We understand the timeline for making improvements to the electrical system cannot be completed by the Aug. 1 opening of the dorm.”

School leaders are considering housing options for the approximately 24 resident students who will be affected this fall.

Nations Hall, the boys' dormitory, will be open.