School officials in Minot say they're
expecting at least 200 new students this fall.
The city is on the edge of western North Dakota's oil boom, and
it's been growing.
Assistant superintendent Jeff Holm says there are now more than
7,100 students registered for Minot public schools, but the number
of new students fluctuates every day. Holm says some of the
registrants won't show up.
Several Minot schools will be using portable classrooms to
handle the growth.
The Minot school district is asking parents to register their
children at the district's central office, instead of at individual
schools. There was a long line of parents at the district office Monday to fill
out the needed paperwork.