QUESTION: Will Trail Ridge Middle School, USD 231’s newest school located at 495 E. Grand Street in Gardner, ever be open to the general public?

ANSWER: The public is invited to a ribbon cutting for the district’s newest school on Sept. 18. School officials will cut the ribbon during a public event from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18 at the school. The building officially opened to teachers this summer, and students and staff began utilizing the new building when school started in late August.