Belfield Public School announces potential plans to build a $15M new school

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BELFIELD, N.D. - Last Wednesday Belfield Public Schools held public forum discuss potential plans to build a $15 million school.

With classrooms temps ranging from 80 to 30 degrees every day because of a faulty boiler, and cracked floors , students and teacher say those aren't the only things they've experienced during their time at Belfield.

Senior Kate Brevik said, "Flooding in the girls locker room that there's no way to fix because there's not proper drainage down there and so whenever the water level get high all of the water just flows into the locker room."

"It’s hard for us, too. When it's really warm in the school, you are totally exhausted even before the end of the day comes," said Mary Baer, high school math teacher.

The district is applying for a USDA grant to cover some of the cost to replace the 80 year old building. Part of the cost, however, would have to come through a bond measure.

Belfield Superintendent Daren Kurle said: " I want to make sure the public that our public is, is aware of what's going on. I don't want to blind side them with anything. I want them to be in the loop from the beginning."

Belfield is working the design plans for a new school and hope meet again in April with a final design.

The new school would hold 325 to 350 students and will continue to house the elementary, middle, and high school students.