Construction and more construction

There’s a saying in the midwest that claims there are only two seasons of their year: winter and construction. People say they love living in Idaho because of the four distinct seasons. Construction isn’t recognized here as one of those seasons, mainly because in the past few decades it’s been constant 12 months of the year. That’s especially true in the field of education. Right now there are two major construction projects going on in Boise. Collister Elementary School has been almost entirely demolished, with the exception of the oldest part of the school, which was built in 1912. The rest of it is gone and being reconstructed. It won’t be ready for students until some time in 2024, so Collister Elementary’s kids this school year will attend Fort Boise Learning Center. Meanwhile, a brand-new school is under construction on South Barnside Way, just off East Warm Springs Avenue in the Barber Valley area. It’s called Dallas Harris Elementary, named after the founder of Harris Ranch. Dallas Harris Elementary will open in October, and until then its students will technically be attending Dallas Harris School, but in a first for the area, it’ll be located at Riverside Elementary School. Some of the students there will officially be attending Riverside, and some will officially be attending Dallas Harris. In October, the Dallas Harris students will move. Meanwhile, Riverside is overcrowded, but not because of new students. It’s been overcrowded for some time, anyway. That’s why Dallas Harris School is being built in the first place.