Progress is being made on the construction of two schools in Bend scheduled to open by fall 2015.

An 800-student middle school is taking shape between Miller Elementary and Summit High schools on the west side of the city.

The district is also building a 600-student elementary school located between Reed Market and Brosterhous roads east of Third Street.

Both schools are being constructed by Kirby Nagelhout Construction with funds from a $96 million bond approved in May 2013.

The district hopes the schools will alleviate overcrowding in its existing buildings. Last academic year, eight of 17 elementary schools hosted more students than they were built to handle.

— Bulletin staff report