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Update On New Schools In Bismarck


School is just about out for the summer in Bismarck, but construction will continue to be in full swing, building three new schools.

Tonight we check in on each school, to see how the progress is coming along.

"I think everything is on schedule and cruising right along," Director of Facilities Darin Scherr said.

Legacy high school, Liberty Elementary and Lincoln Elementary are the three schools voters approved of when they passed a bond last fall.

The planning and ground work started right away.

"For some people after that bond passed it was a sigh of relief and for me it was like okay now we really have to get to work and get these buildings online as soon as possible," Scherr said.

The school with the most noticeable progress is Lincoln Elementary.

"We have windows in a majority of the building, roof on the majority of the building starting to do walls on the inside," Scherr said.

The Lincoln site is expected to be ready for students by the beginning of 2014.

"So it will actually be done this December and we will be moving students in after the holiday," Scherr said.

Liberty Elementary in north Bismarck, is slated to open in the FALL of 2014, and the high school, which sits on the east edge of town will take a little longer to complete, with a scheduled opening in the fall of 2015.

"At the rate we're growing in Bismarck it's really essential we have these schools in line as soon as possible," Scherr said.


Shiloh Christian is also in the middle of a construction project, building new athletic fields.

The $6.5 million project includes a football field, track, soccer field and baseball complex.
The biggest part of the project students and staff are most excited about is having their very own football field.
Not only will they have a home field, but it will make it much easier for teams to have practices.

"To have a home field, not only a practice field but a game field means a lot and it's been many years that we've had to find places to practice and play games but we are equally excited about the community resource this provides, a growing community field access is challenging at times and we want to provide this as something available to both school and community," Superintendent of Shiloh Christian School Morgan Forness said.

Forness says the football field is expected to be done by September 13th, just in time for Shiloh's homecoming.



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