Midkota elementary bursting at the seams

Posted January 16, 2013 at 8:30 pm

Midkota old bldg.psd

By Sherry Lind, Editor

Midkota elementary in Binford has had a rising enrollment. This has caused the problem of how to accommodate the students in a building too small to handle the numbers. In previous years grades were often combined, but there are now enough students to have a separate class for each grade. They have had to resort to putting the sixth grade class in the school library this year. There is also a pre-school that meets across the street in Bethany Free Lutheran Church.

Two options to solve this problem are being looked at. They can either bring in a portable building or they can renovate the old school building adjacent to the current school. Gilbert Black, Midkota superintendent, says they will most likely refurbish the old building since it would be more cost effective. They would use the upper floor, which has four classrooms, and the older children would move into those classrooms. Black says that this remodeling can be completed in time for the 2013-2014 school year.