They've waited a full year. Now they'll have to wait one more day.
Walton County school district officials have decided Emerald Coast Middle School isn't ready to accept students when school opens Friday, so they've delayed the opening until Monday.
Apparently the building just won't be ready in time, so the teachers get the extra day to prepare, and so do the students.
Some trickled in Thursday, checking out their bus schedules and picking up uniforms. Many were actually happy to delay the inevitable.
Brendan will be happy again come Monday when the school bells are ringing loud and the students will be able to enjoy their brand new, clean middle school.
Emerald Coast Middle School is the only exception. All other Walton County schools open Friday.