WEST FARGO — Students across the region are now out of school for the summer, but not everyone is on vacation. The West Fargo School District will still be busy with construction.
Over the summer, the district will have turf installed at both high school stadiums and will continue work on Heritage Middle School and Horace High School.
The district is also working to make sure that every elementary school has a secured entrance by fall.
West Fargo Superintendent Beth Slette said that on average the school district adds 500 students a year. Because of the district's rapid growth, she says their main priority is hiring qualified faculty to keep up with the growing demand.
"Every year has been very, very busy because we have opened up a new school almost every year for the last 10 years," Slette said. "We really spend a lot of time ensuring that we have the right staff in place and that they've been trained."
Last year, the district hired 133 new teachers.