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Open Forums scheduled for proposed school construction

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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.

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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.

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