A start of the year Shout Out to Diane Sevigny and all the Facilities staff (Shantell Gordon, Doug Miller, John Miller, Giovanni Gomez, Ken Frazier, and Kim Labay)!!! If you haven't been through the State of Michigan school building inspection and permitting process, count yourself lucky! While we wish we could start construction work on buildings when we are ready that isn't the reality we live in. The process is long and arduous requiring architectural drawings/plans and the state plan review, both which are very time consuming; also no work can be started until the plans are approved. Then it becomes a mad dash to get everything done, especially in our case with two brand new facilities! Diane and the Facilities team did a fantastic job getting multiple locations closed and moved (including returning facilities back to the owners in the same condition prior to us being there), finding lost boxes, getting us through the renovation and inspection phase, and attending to last minute details like soap dispensers over the Labor Day weekend! All while still attending to the facilities we already occupy! I also wanted to thank all the staff in our programs for their patience during this important work on behalf of students with special needs!