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West Fargo voters may be asked to support a bond referendum for more than $130 million to pay for school additions and expansions



Fargo, North Dakota – A $133 million bond referendum might soon be put before West Fargo Public School District voters to fund the construction of a new school and other site improvements.

“I think we certainly would have liked to have waited a few more years before having to do this process again, but like I said at 500 new students each and every year, we’ve essentially been building one new school every year,” said district Business Manager Levi Bachmeir.

According to Bachmeir, a task committee has created a list of the projects the bond will fund. Included in it would be the construction of a $34.8 million new elementary school as well as upgrades to Horace High School and Heritage Middle School. The school board will decide whether to put the bond referendum on the ballot this autumn in an expected vote in April.

According to Bachmeir, the district anticipates an increase of around 525 students in 2019. He claims that the money for replacing or expanding the district headquarters, where they allegedly run out of room, is not included in the planned bond referendum.