In light of enrollment at Central High School in Tioga, North Dakota increasing 150 percent in the last six years, a $9.9 million bond issue before voters January 16 will alleviate overcrowding in school districts responding to the influx of workers drawn by the Bakken oil field. In October the Tioga school district leased ten modular classrooms because five classes were being taught in the school gymnasium. As willistonherald.com informs MHProNews, one of the modular units is a music room and the other fulfills the need for more lunchroom space. If the bond issue passes, it would eliminate the modular classrooms. The funds would pay for expanding the main building, increase the kitchen and cafeteria facilities, and save students’ time transitioning between buildings.
(Photo credit: Kristina Iodice/thegazette.com–modular classroom)