The current building infrastructure being added to the Minot School system will bring much needed space for the district...but going forward it appears it won't be near enough.
With that in mind, the district is in the midst of planning for the future -- new schools, perhaps a second high school.
But as those plans are made...your input is needed.
Perry Olson has more on a meeting all are invited to next week.
Work is progressing nicely here at Longfellow Elementary...and when it opens this fall, it will become one of the district's top facilities...but with the student number growth the district is seeing more of these bigger schools may be needed...
(Mark Vollmer - MPS Superintendent) "We believe this growth is here to stay and we need input. We need input from our community. What does the future of MPS look like? What do we want to see happen?"
That input begins this Monday -- a public meeting is set for seven at Magic City Campus where anyone is welcome, and encouraged to attend...to add ideas on what should happen in the district.
(Mark Vollmer - MPS Superintendent) "This is an opportunity for our community...all community members, not just the parents of kids but all community members to come and hear what we are talking about and have a voice in the future of our school district."
The district is working with a firm now on mapping where the district should go when it comes to building new schools...and of course that would more than likely mean a bond issue being voted on and passed -- so getting what is needed...and can be supported is vital for the school system.
(Mark Vollmer - MPS Superintendent) "We need to know what the community wants out of our educational system. We need to know what we as a community are willing to support."
Vollmer says they are not looking for a group to rubber stamp a project...they want to know what is needed -- and that process continues with your support Monday. Perry Olson, KX News.
Again, that meeting is set for this Monday at 7pm.
It will be held in the commons area at Magic City Campus.
All doors to the school will be open so parking is an option in any of the many lots that surround the school.