Williston School Districts met with Governor Doug Burgum to try and solve overcrowding issues

With school starting up soon, school districts in Williams County are still trying to solve overcrowding issues.

Monday afternoon, school officials, and other city and county officials met with the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, and the State’s Superintendent.

Two school districts in Williams County have been unsuccessful at convincing voters to support tax increases to fund new buildings.

With over 4,500 students in a district that can only support 3,900 things are definitely overcrowded.

“District one is a much larger issue, we’re really small, only 16-square miles and educate almost 70-percent of students in the county,” said Joanna Baltes, president of Williston Public School District One Board.