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School debate continues

January 18, 2014

Let the discussion begin – again. Members of the Minot school board plan to ask voters to approve a smaller bond issue before May 1....

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JackAaah

Jan-21-14 4:57 PM

I feel the school board needs to Come Together to move forword, to continually get this back on the ballot until it passes....let's always err on the notion that no matter what level of government, that we should err on the side that we need to continually give the government more in taxes...

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MarkHighwater

Jan-21-14 4:26 PM

It appears the school system has no conscience whatsoever...after losing badly a "special" election on Dec 10th...and now want another "special" election a few months later....this is really insulting and abusive to the taxpayers of Minot.

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takkak

Jan-21-14 12:24 AM

Why did the chicken cross the road? To Vote NO!

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redneck

Jan-20-14 6:46 PM

just one more thing it was reported that bell school had a cap of 140 well i know for a fact there is 10 classrooms in there so this reflects the false information that is right in front of a person and i doent like to pay for fluff or show, a public school should reflect the bacic education and the private schools can suport the show, because they will not be able to compet with a government instatition that is how it is set up by law.

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redneck

Jan-20-14 6:02 PM

well when anything is built it is built 2 time what is needed and i am sure the schools were built with room to grow, now in the early 70 there was 10000 students in school without all the addons and magic city campus, so if sombody can give me a sensable explination instead of belitteling the thought i will change my vote but untill then i will advocate the wastful spending that is right in front of me

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GoInPeace

Jan-20-14 5:54 PM

I dont like to make fun of the people who wont listen or who are not savey enough to understand what has been printed before about the past enrollment of decades ago.Grand and impressive,Duh,I guess if we built them a outhouse that would beat the trailers they are in.Goinpeace.

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MarkHighwater

Jan-20-14 2:38 PM

We need to order up about 4500 "VOTE NO 4 PARENTS" decals to display in the windows of our old run down jalopies.."JUST SAY NO" TO NEW TAXES

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redneck

Jan-20-14 2:36 PM

now if taxpayers would see this and put a stop to it there would be many oppertunities for sombody to provide that service to the general public, but instead your elected officials have the taxpayers foot the bill.

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takkak

Jan-20-14 2:19 PM

My sons start swimming at Ramstad during school this week. Now tell me, do 6-8 graders need to swim during school???

Vote NO to extravagant expense

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redneck

Jan-20-14 12:58 PM

in my opinion this is adversising, they are trying to build something that is grand and impressive, at the taxpaiers expence, a public school should reflect the taxpayers bacic needs for a public school, if the patron wants more then enroll in the private schools.

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redneck

Jan-20-14 11:14 AM

the schools have the room to handel the students this is management just getting on the band wagon to try to get something through on the back of fear and emotion, the schools have handeled over 10000 students in the past and when the schools were built when that was happening it was built for more students then so the room is there, this is just management trying to use exceses to feel like they are doing a job.doent put up with it. make them do the job they are being paid for.

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brushdog

Jan-20-14 11:06 AM

With all the new development and the tax revenue that supposedly generates why is there a need for a bond? If every citizen in Minot has to pay out the teeth for all of this new development whether it be schools, roads, sewer, water, etc, what is the benefit of this new development to citizens. Why continue to expand Minot if the citizens that have been here for years have to pay for all of this? Where was the school board when the Minot City council was approving every development that came through the door. Why were they not coming to those meetings telling the City that the current schools cannot handle the growth?

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Reality

Jan-19-14 8:02 PM

You know I was wondering why no one was removing their "vote yes for students" stickers from their vehicles. But now it makes sense. MPS never had any intention except to ask for another vote, therefore no one took their stickers off, cause they would have had to buy them again! Now that is some intellectual thinking.

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chadk66

Jan-19-14 6:45 PM

there needs to be a law preventing bringing school bond votes to the voters more than once every four years.

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redneck

Jan-19-14 3:54 PM

i wonder if there is some legal action the private schools can take on this matter. i know a public school can not advertise.

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takkak

Jan-19-14 3:17 PM

Let's have a vote whether to have a vote.

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EarlyBird

Jan-19-14 2:35 PM

I dumbered supposed to be GIP dagnabbit!

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EarlyBird

Jan-19-14 2:34 PM

GOP... thank you for what it could be. haha just joking!!!

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disgusted

Jan-19-14 12:49 PM

reality, are you ready to fight this thing? We can do it on the down low.

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disgusted

Jan-19-14 12:48 PM

Anyone who builds a hut to a multi million dollar project, they have a defined budget. To say we are gonna build but we don't know how much we need is just irresponsible, pure and simple. AS this unfolds, it seems that new people are needed at the helm who have a strong grasp of the specifics and minute details. The fact that they do NOT have the specifics and yet say we are asking for the money is negligent and carries with it a completely disrespectful attitude toward the very people they are asking to fund their undefined goal.

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GoInPeace

Jan-19-14 12:25 PM

It's elementry my dear bird.They are asking for what they need to adjust to the student amount now.If it continues to grow they will again ask for what the cost for further expansion.Mind is a beautiful thing to waste.Goinpeace.

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EarlyBird

Jan-19-14 11:27 AM

I get a kick out of it going from 125 million to 40 million termed a scaled down version of the bond. That's only 85 million difference. lol!! that's allot of scales!! something real fishy there..lol!!

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Reality

Jan-19-14 10:53 AM

What gets me is that the yes vote will be rallied by MPS staff that will undoubtedly spend some of their time on the clock coordinating, planning, and gathering yes votes and the no voters will be paying the competition. Pay a salary to no voters to campaign on this issue and it won't stand a chance. After all, no voters don't have extra money sitting around in the first place. That's why we are voting no.

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redneck

Jan-18-14 5:11 PM

there is more infrastructure now then when the 10000 students were in school. so space can not be a problem this is a vote for fluff. i think some people think they are doing there job if they spend money. it kinda feeds the ego.

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MarkHighwater

Jan-18-14 4:16 PM

I'm still trying to figure out how a system that once handled 10k plus students...now cannot sustain a mere 7k students with the same amount of infrastructure?....that is the 40 million question.

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