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Williston Needs More Classrooms

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School starts next Wednesday for Williston Public School District One, and as has been the case since the oil boom started, more students will be in school.

There are already 280 new students this year. Since last Thursday more than 150 have enrolled. The district believes students will continue to enroll after Labor Day because in other states that's when school starts.

"As of today, there are about 80 more students at the middle school than we had last year. So, that again shows the importance of  additional space. We're going to need that room not only in the elementary schools, but in the middle and high school," says Superintendent Viola LaFontaine.

LaFontaine added that having the new high school will help with overcrowding, but until then they have added more modular classrooms.

 

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