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Potential new high school for Killdeer

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Published: Feb. 25, 2020 at 9:26 PM CST
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Killdeer School district administrators say they've run out of room for students and that it's necessary to build a new high school. Hallie Brown tells us what they are potentially planning.

As enrollment Numbers continue to grow Killdeer superintendent says there is no more space for new classrooms.

Just in one year the school went from 48 staff members to 61 and Enrollment in the district went up by 50 students in one year.

The school board has been working with a Building Committee, and selected a 40 acre parcel west of the water tower which would require the extension of High Street for approximately a quarter of mile.

"Move this forward because there is a significant need in the Killdeer community and as more families move to town as a result of energy development, we just need to be able to, to work with those student numbers and provide the best quality education that we can," said Superintendent Gary Wilz.

The total cost of the project would be $38 million and after taking advantage of available grants, voters would be asked to approve a 23 million dollar bond issue and they hope to vote on the bond in late May.

The school would house seventh through twel graders and hold around 400 students.