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Surrey School Impact

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The 'back to school' equation is a complicated one for Surrey Public School.

Enrollment is expected to be up by around 40 students.

Surrey School ended the 2013 school year in close quarters with 398 students.

This year, they will be adding ten portable classrooms --- but the portables are not yet in place.

Ground saturation slowed the process of pouring the concrete foundation.

Superintendent Kevin Klassen is hopeful the ten new classrooms for grades 2-6 will be ready before the first day of school.

He says the staff is prepared to co-teach classrooms of 40 if needed.

The portable classrooms were purchased with a million dollar loan from the Bank of North Dakota.

Surrey School also received $280,000 Energy Impact Grant from the North Dakota Land Board.

Klassen says while portables are not ideal, they are a necessary evil as the city of Surrey expands.

(Kevin Klassen, Superintendent Surrey Public School) "There are mixed feelings about it because your days are stressful everyday. You're dealing with taxpayer money so you have to be prudent with how you spend it but it's also nice to see our community grow because we have a wonderful community here in Surrey. We have a wonderful school. So it is exciting."

Silver Springs housing development north of Surrey could add 600 people in the next 18 months --- nearly double the town's current size.

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