School starting with big crowds

The hallways were full and the school office was busy as the Killdeer Public School held an Open House Tuesday. Not only were students and parents getting a look at new classrooms and teachers, but new students were being added to the enrollment. HERALD/Brad Mosher

Staff Report
School is back.
And in Killdeer, that means the crowds are also.
Killdeer started classes Aug. 21.
While the Killdeer School District is still trying to lock down a site for a new campus, there is one thing for certain, the current school is running out of room for them.
Like a slow-rolling tsunami of students, Killdeer District Superintendent Gary Wilz has been working towards alleviating the crowding with a new campus.
However, he and the district have hit a snag. They haven’t been able to secure a new parcel of land for a new campus.
The enrollment through the sixth grade is now more than 400 students.
A year ago, the elementary school attendance started with 373 students.
The staff has also increased from 49 teachers in 2018 when school started. Now it is 58 certified staff members which includes office staff and others also, according to the elementary principal, Andrew Cook.
That growth is also occuring at the high school level also with the numbers increasing from 2017-2018 (208 students) to more than 250 currently.


The school buses were all lined up and ready for the start of the school year during Tuesday’s Open House at the Killdeer Public School. Wednesday morning they were all on the road with the first day of school. HERALD/Brad Mosher


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