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Overcrowding still present

Bond issue being defeated solves no problems

December 12, 2013

Minot voters defeated a $125 million bond issue proposal Tuesday, but school officials said school overcrowding isn’t going away....

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takkak

Dec-15-13 12:16 PM

Crowded? visit New York City or any other crappy inner city. Why did no one agree to more school money in the last 40 years? Oh yeah, the flood and oil changed that and that's why the law needs to be changed along with it. You know they changed other laws like slavery and woman voting...No one now says, well we can't change it,it was written in 1800 or 1700...Get with the times Minot and do what you should have started many years ago...Makes you wonder how the city approves thousands of more buildings, when they know that means more kids. There should be a connection which says no more building unless more state funds for school. Or just roll over and change or sales tax to 10% and double our property taxes to $40 per sq foot. Maybe we should pay our fair share for the right to live in the craphole of the world where the snow and wind makes it inhabitable and where in 100 years they still have no indoor fun activities for thr winter. Everyone knows Minot *****.

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takkak

Dec-15-13 12:09 PM

If FEMA and others were paying for Ramstad, why not build it to accomodate 1000 kids?

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redneck

Dec-15-13 11:37 AM

and i usually have my secretary do this kind of work, that is what i pay her for

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redneck

Dec-15-13 11:27 AM

i might fat finger a key at times, i think there is bigger things to look at.

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redneck

Dec-14-13 11:31 PM

well boy i doent think you could poor urine out of a boot if the directions were on the bottom.

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NoDakBoy

Dec-14-13 11:13 PM

Red neck, pretty hard to have a battle of wits with an unarmed man. From your post it looks like you should just finish that first beer and go pass out!

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redneck

Dec-14-13 7:36 PM

tell you what tell me what your wife looks like , i might have ben in there rooting around, and if they are our kids then you got me and i will start paying

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redneck

Dec-14-13 7:03 PM

anything past the 3 r s is your responsability

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redneck

Dec-14-13 7:01 PM

the only thing that has changed is the fact that people is this school district want the taxpayer to provide collage classes at the high school level and have the taxpayer pay the bill, check the laws.

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redneck

Dec-14-13 6:58 PM

i have seen it i have ben there and i have sat on both sides of the board and i am telling you the room is there, and no crybaby is going to tell me different math does not lie, and i have talked to teachers and sat in classes so until management changes you will always have this mindset.

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NoDakBoy

Dec-14-13 6:02 PM

Mr. Red Neck, if you think for a minute schools are not overcrowded visit several of them. Talk to a teacher for 15 minutes and listen to their story. Education has dramatically changed. Special Ed rooms, music rooms, Title I rooms, etc skew the numbers. I have visited with teachers and spent time in my childrens' schools. They are crowded. The traffic outside also shows this.

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NoDakBoy

Dec-14-13 5:57 PM

Jefferson was also a money pit. I believe the capacity was around 150. Some commenter wanted to shove 300+ students in the building. These smaller neighborhood elementary schools cost so much more to operate.

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NoDakBoy

Dec-14-13 5:53 PM

MH- Washington School was a money pit and small. When they first moved into the current location there were many rooms that were empty. 2-3 years later they were full and now have 10 classrooms outside the building. People saw this coming just like they are trying to tell you now. Middle Schools are next. In 3-4 years, Ramstad will exceed their 720 capacity and Jim Hill is well past that now. All of you should be writing our state legislatures NOW or a passed bond issue will be the only avenue.

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redneck

Dec-14-13 5:15 PM

what overcrowding the math showes there is enough room for all the kids and more with good management. the fact is it is easier to ask for money then do the job they are hired for.

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takkak

Dec-14-13 12:12 PM

Sad. They presented bond as only option. In life, there are always more options, Some just require more work and lawyers.

If schools were given money from state who would complain or sue? We ain't gonna sue ourselves for doing it. I say just give the money, build the schools and do what's right.

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chadk66

Dec-14-13 10:33 AM

I got a good belly laugh at the title of this article. In fact I'd have had a hard time writing that headline to say the least. The writer couldn't possibly have thought that with the measure being defeated that the so called overcrowding was going to go away?

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MarkHighwater

Dec-14-13 12:35 AM

I guess the original Washington wasn't good enough for those in the new Snobville addition....now their kids are stuck in portables.

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takkak

Dec-13-13 9:53 PM

The newest school isErikRamstad Middle School, which was completed late this fall and replaced the school destroyed in the flood of 2011. It has 129,300 square feetand thecapacity to accommodate 720 students. Currently, 550 students areenrolled.

The second newest school isWashington Elementary, which was completed in 2008. It is located at600-17th Ave. SE, in the former Medical Arts Clinic. Theschool districtpurchased the building and turned itinto an elementary school to replacethe original Washington Elementary, which was torn down within the past few years. Washington has 18 classrooms in the building proper but the number of students quicklyoverwhelmed capacity. It is currently theschool with the largestnumber of portable classrooms on thegrounds, nine portable classrooms and a leased classroom in a building adjacentto the school. The building has a squarefootage of65,510. The school hasan estimated enrollment capacity of320 students, but 492 students are enrolled.

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MarkHighwater

Dec-13-13 9:31 PM

It's too bad they tore down the original Washington school.

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takkak

Dec-13-13 3:07 PM

Xcel Energy:

Last Year Electricity kWh $3.17

This Year Electricity kWh $5.83

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takkak

Dec-13-13 2:50 PM

Loaf and jug used to give 5cents off gas with Card, after flood 3cents off. Thanks OBAMA.

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takkak

Dec-13-13 12:33 PM

"Your 12/12/2013 statement for your Xcel Energy account is ready. Amount Due: $243.90"

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takkak

Dec-13-13 11:11 AM

Drill Baby Drill.

Vote NO, Again and Again.

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Legend

Dec-13-13 11:06 AM

Same goes 4 Bis. reps. We have no statesmen in the majority party. A statesman like Sinner, Link, Dorgan would have spoke out immediately for the cause of the oil impacts to western nd cities. The majority in Bis. have shown they r far more active and vocal about protecting oil than western ND taxpayers. If they paid for oil impacts--we could easily pay 4 our routine school building needs. What have we heard to date? "Keep the EPA out. "Progress". Let them flare the gas. lower the extraction taxes." Let them drill on Kildeer Mountain". Let them drill most anywhere." Too many regulations. We need to take this to Washington". How about they take the plight of our western cities and rediculously high taxes, endless leaks and spills and destruction of pristine western nd to Washington? Don't blame the Minot taxpayer for voting NO.

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takkak

Dec-13-13 10:20 AM

The quote about the guy not being a lawyer was from just last month. Maybe he stays at a holiday inn express. Imagine if that's the effort put into that avenue, while they spend time and effort on bond. No committee spent time and effort. How much committee and lawyer effort was put into changing language from 1800's. People always choose easiest path, well not today zurg. I want solutions, not excuses or answers by non lawyers, when answer requires legalese.

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