Bismarck Public School continues construction projects

BISMARCK, N.D. - Construction throughout the Bismarck Public School community started after its bond referendum of just of $57 million passed in 2017. BPS says it has completed three out of five of the projects the board approved.

"We'll finish up the gymnasium at Simle middle school, we'll finish up what I call the educational part of century and then the gymnasium and auditorium at Bismarck high," said Darin Scherr, Business & Operations Manager for Bismarck Public Schools.

There's still a long ways to go but BPS plans to have most of the projects done closer to the end of the year.

"Century we're getting classrooms, they're getting a new music room, and they did get a front entry/office area as part of phase 1 and also a remodel of where the kids eat in the cafeteria. Phase 2 will be the classrooms, the music room, and also updating their locker room," he added.

Scherr says it was a long needed update, and adding more classrooms.

"We would have visiting teams, and our home teams that would share showers and facilities, so it's really going to separate so when we have basketball games, our visiting teams will have their own facilities vs sharing with our teams," said Scherr.

"All the kids will be inside the building, no more portables, their art classes right now are in a metal building that's adjacent to the high school there," said Director of Facilities Jason Mittlestadt,

Scherr says it's great to see the support the community offers and is excited to see the projects completed.