ALEXANDER, N.D. — The city of Alexander is completing some school renovations, adding to the large number of districts along the Montana-North Dakota border that are opening or refurbishing schools.

Superintendent Leslie Bieber told KFYR-TV ( ) that moving into the classrooms was challenging because the district only had five days to move into the entire building before the first day of classes. Bieber said every room in the building was completely remodeled.

“There’s not one area that looks the same,” Bieber said.

The renovations at the school began a year ago. Crews removed asbestos from the structure and doubled the building’s square footage, giving students and teachers some necessary space.

“I like to have space to learn, so I think it will help,” said eighth-grade student Bradyn Modine.

The expansion added a new gym, a wrestling room and a brand new cafeteria, as well as community workout facilities, new classrooms and classroom amenities.

Teachers said they welcome the updates.

“It’s nice to be in a small school and that the kids have all these opportunities that maybe big schoolers have that normally small schoolers don’t get to have,” said Regie Hill, a science teacher.

Information from: KFYR-TV,

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