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School officials hope for financial help with building

October 24, 2013

School officials don’t think there’s any legal way to get the Board of University and School Lands to help pay for new school construction, but they’re going to check to make sure....

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Oct-25-13 8:05 AM

and the people that flooded need to quit being so selfish and accept another 'little pinch'. after all, you can maybe finish your home after 'we' build another school, courthouse, artspace,more ice for maysa, and maybe a couple more half million dollar rocks welcoming people to the Magic City.

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Oct-24-13 10:38 PM

Hoping it will fail? That's too bad. I surely don't want to see our kids in portables and other undesirable classroom conditions, in less than adequately safe schools, and in overcrowded classrooms. We have higher standards, don't we? We should. Let's have pride in our community and value our biggest asset... Our kids!! Let's try and see the big picture and fix our problems the right way. I've said this multiple times, but BONDS are how schools get built. NOT money from the state, sales tax, or oil companies. We need to pass this. If you're not in favor, what's your solution? The longer we wait, the worse it will be. Our 1st-3rd grades will be over capacity for our current middle schools by 50%! Right now, 1/3 of Washington elementary school kids are not learning inside the actual elementary school! These are BIG problems and a no vote will only make them worse! Vote yes!

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Oct-24-13 12:44 PM

Hoping it will fail, but it probably pass with the AD campaign going on. How many pamphelts can I get in the mail about it. Just what we need about two years of increased property tax. We have the MAGIC fund, we already raised tax to 7.5, what else can we, well I guess raise property tax again it seems.

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Oct-24-13 12:25 PM

I find it interesting as to how the officials act as if they'd just love to provide the funding but they just can't because of something they have no control over. The state isn't going to pay for Minot schools because then they'd pay for other schools and in my opinion, they just aren't going to do it. There's oil impact in the oil producing counties, others experiencing rapid growth get an increase in state aid. How they spend that money is their choice. I don't know any directly using it for building.

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Oct-24-13 11:33 AM

In order to pass 60% must vote yes. So it is harder to pass a bond issue than to win an election as governor, president, etc.

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Oct-24-13 9:41 AM

It seems that the main purpose of the trust fund is to accumulate funds with no other defined purpose.

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Oct-24-13 9:40 AM

All Minot teachers, their spouses, all people involved with the school system in Minot should not be allowed to vote. It is a conflict of interest.

All campaigning to influence a 'yes' vote should cease and desist, letter writing, etc.

In fact, cancel the vote, it is not a fair vote, it is already stacked in favor of a 'yes' vote if teachers and school system employees are allowed to vote.

Maybe Minot needs a new school board before it needs new schools.

I have to vote No, I can't afford any more taxes.

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Oct-24-13 6:07 AM

Tax his land, Tax his bed, Tax the table, At which he's fed. Tax his tractor, Tax his mule, Teach him taxes, Are the rule.

Tax his work, Tax his pay, He works for peanuts, Anyway! Tax his cow, Tax his goat, Tax his pants, Tax his coat.

Tax his ties, Tax his shirt, Tax his work, Tax his dirt. Tax his tobacco, Tax his drink, Tax him if he tries to think.

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