Minot Public Schools are on track to meeting the goal of getting all flood-displaced students back in permanent classrooms by this fall.
Superintendent Mark Vollmer met with construction officials today - and reported to the school board that work on Ramstad Middle School and Longfellow Elementary continues on schedule.
The key building project is here at Ramstad, where construction estimates say the building should be ready for occupancy between August 20th and 25th.
(Mark Vollmer, Minot Superintendent) "When you look at the building and see the construction, we're close to being closed in, it'll be a couple of weeks yet. Once we're closed in we're going to be seeing a lot of work being done very quickly in the interior of that building. On average we probably have had, depending on the day, between 75 and 100 workers per day now. But we anticipate we'll be seeing probably several hundred working here when we get the building enclosed and start doing those final touches inside."
With Ramstad expected to be ready in late August, the school board passed a school calendar for next year calling for classes to begin after Labor Day - on September 5th.
The board has to pass the calendar in a second vote next month to make it official.