All three members of North Dakota's congressional delegation toured some Minot construction site today.
Congressman Kevin Cramer and Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp saw the progress on the new Ramstad Middle School and Longfellow Elementary.
The schools are being rebuilt after the 2011 Mouse River flood.
Superintendent Mark Vollmer hosted the tour that showed the delegation members how the district intends to have all students back in permanent buildings by the time the new school year begins in September.
(Mark Vollmer, Minot Superintendent) "Our goal is to have every student in a desk in a permanent structure by the fall of 2013. We probably will still have some portable classrooms in some of our elementaries, but for those students directly affected by the flood, we want to have these buildings done and operational in the fall of 2013."
Vollmer says he's been assured by contractors that the new Ramstad will be ready to go as long as the school start date is pushed back beyond Labor Day this fall.