House size, schedule will be impacted by Oliver’s second semester student teaching

    The Crookston Housing & Economic Development Authority board discussed Crookston High School’s Construction Trades program last week saying they plan to have a CT house built on one of the in-fill lots on Hoven Lane during the first semester of the 2018-19 school year.

    Crookston School District Superintendent Jeremy Olson told the board that Industrial Technology teacher Travis Oliver’s second semester will be fairly limited while he is student teaching and CHEDA director Craig Hoiseth added that they have chosen a smaller floor plan and might consider having the rafters available at the site.

    “Travis and his crew could maybe have the house buttoned up by Christmas or New Years so the neighbors wouldn’t see a project stand still,” Hoiseth explained, also implying that a contractor would come in later to finish the project. “It would be a good opportunity for the CT program.”

    Ward 5 City Council member Dale Stainbrook asked if the 2017-18 CT house on Barrette Street and Eickhof Boulevard was near completion and Hoiseth said closing is set for the August timeframe.

    Oliver told the Times that the new owners of the Barrette Street/Eickhof Blvd home plan to have a barbecue/open house for the CT students once they’re closed.