It's going to be "down to the wire" for the new Ramstad Middle School in Minot.
Members of the Minot Public School Board got a construction update on Ramstad this afternoon.
And Superintendent Mark Vollmer told board members there will be some critical decisions made soon regarding whether the new school year begins in the new Ramstad on north hill, or in the present, temporary location at the Auditorium where several temporary classrooms are also in use.
(Mark Vollmer, Minot Superintendent) "If we can get into Ramstad by the start of the school year, we have to have the portable classrooms dismantled and removed, and if we have to use them for a period of time we have to take that into consideration. That finish date on Ramstad is going to be very involving on some of our decisions here."
The key issue is how close to the start of the school year Ramstad will be declared finished and ready for occupancy.
If it's too close to the school-start date, it will be hard to move all the equipment from the temporary location to the new building in time for classes to begin.
Vollmer says by the middle of next month, there should be a pretty good idea of how the situation will be resolved.