Construction kicks off on Bozeman’s new high school

Posted at 6:39 PM, May 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-22 20:39:26-04

BOZEMAN – The 70-acre lot where Bozeman’s second high school will sit, is no longer empty.

Construction is officially underway for the new high school on the corner of Flanders Mill Rd. and Annie St.

Set to open for students in the fall of 2020,  the school’s construction is in its initial phases, with crews laying concrete and preparing the site for the foundation, and roads.

The school will be completed in three bidding phases with contractors – beginning with site work, then the structure of the building, and finally the finishing touches.

Deputy Superintendent of Operations Steve Johnson, said the construction of the second high school and all that goes into it, provides a great opportunity for Bozeman.

“So far we’ve had a lot of response, even though people are busy in Bozeman, but there’s a lot of interest in the trades that work on this new school,” Johnson said.  “It’s an exciting project for the community, and there’s a lot of pride, the people that are working out there, are very proud that they’re working on it so, it’s pretty neat.”

Johnson said the construction is about five days behind schedule but is expected to be complete by July of 2020.