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Open Forums scheduled for proposed school construction

News Fargo,North Dakota 58102
West Fargo Pioneer
Open Forums scheduled for proposed school construction
Fargo North Dakota 101 5th Street North 58102

The public has a chance to get its voice heard about proposed school building projects in the West Fargo School District.

Three open forums are scheduled during the following weeks. The first forum is 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, at Eastwood Elementary School at 500 10th Ave. E in West Fargo. The following two forums are Tuesday, March 2, at Sheyenne Ninth Grade Center, and Thursday, March 4, at Cheney Middle School. Both will run from 7-8:30 p.m.

These forums are the time to learn about and ask questions pertaining to the proposed construction projects planned if a $40 million bond referendum passes. The West Fargo School Board voted Feb. 8, to hold a special election March 23 for the bond referendum.

According to the initial resolution, the bond would provide funds to "construct and equip a new high school and a new elementary school, including gymnasiums, to make site improvements to school property and to construct, remodel, improve and equip co-curricular and athletic facilities."

If voted in, the proposed elementary school could open by fall 2011 and a high school next to Sheyenne Ninth Grade Center could open the following fall.