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Yes for Students supports school bond election

March 7, 2014

Community members belonging to a group called The Yes for Students Committee have come out in support of the $39.5 million bond election scheduled for April 8....

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GoInPeace

Mar-08-14 11:03 PM

Slide, you and freedumb can assume.Leave me out of it.Goinpeace

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locomotive

Mar-08-14 5:00 PM

You're welcome, LS. I'm glad I found out about it too. Must have been recently enacted.

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Sickworld

Mar-08-14 12:48 PM

My average classroom grade school size in the 90's was middle to high twenties. That's a fact.

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Sickworld

Mar-08-14 12:45 PM

Maybe the smarties should take a few hours, re zone a couple lines and use the six empty classrooms available!? Oh and maybe the smarties should have figured the totally silly additional $25,000 security for Eric Ramstad could have been Figured out a few months ago when the darn school was completed!! Really? You already need $25 thou for a school completed in Nov!? And the over zealous amounts needed to secure two elementary schools and one middle school at the Minot Air Force base!? I thought bases were secure? I can't even get on it!! Look at the numbers and scratch your heads, idiots!

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GoInPeace

Mar-08-14 12:29 PM

Hey idiot,It's in the constitution,Try reading it.Goinpeace

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Idiots

Mar-08-14 10:42 AM

Where is it written that says I have to pay to educate others children the rest of my life(it's bad enough I have to rent the home I paid for from the city). I have paid my dues and had no problem paying taxes to schools when my children were in school. If these same children were attending daycare the parents would be spending roughly $400.00 a month per child on daycare. Perhaps they should be paying the same to support there children in school. Does Minot receive payment for the high school kids from the air base? Maybe they should build a high school out there after all it would be safer then bussing them to Minot. Just because Fema paid to build a couple new schools after the flood does not mean we need all new schools. What happened to the naws and Minot city sales tax(etc)money that sure as*****isn't being used to fix streets and infastruture(they just tack on another tax(specials)to pay for that). It is time for another vote and that is to get rid of property taxes altogether

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redneck

Mar-08-14 10:41 AM

no private business could be run this way it would fail in the real world. the same people that support this project are the same people that complain about bailing out big business. does not make sense.

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locomotive

Mar-08-14 10:29 AM

This Act becomes effective July 1, 2013. Section 2 of this Act is effective through June 30, 2017, and is thereafter ineffective.

Hurry, Yes for Students, time's a-wastin'...

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locomotive

Mar-08-14 10:27 AM

Any funds in the city special fund at the end of a fiscal year which are unused and unobligated for principal and interest payments on bonds issued for purposes of this section may be transferred to the city general fund. Any tax imposed under this section remains effective until bonds issued under the funding authority of this section have been retired. Any shortfall in funding after application of revenue from the tax imposed for principal and interest payments on bonds issued for purposes of this section is the responsibility of the school district and not the city....

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locomotive

Mar-08-14 10:26 AM

Upon approval by sixty percent or more of the qualified electors of the city voting on the question, the city governing body shall impose a city sales tax at the rate approved by the electors. Proceeds from the tax imposed must be deposited in a special fund of the city and transferred to the school district at the times and in the amounts required for principal and interest payments on bonds issued for purposes of this section...

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locomotive

Mar-08-14 10:22 AM

"40 - 05.1 - 06.2. Sales tax revenue transfer to school district for bonded indebtedness"

"Upon presentation to the city governing body of a resolution adopted by the school board of a school district containing seventy-five percent or more of the territory within the city, the city governing body shall place on the ballot at a regular or special city election the question of approval of imposition of an additional city sales, use, farm machinery gross receipts, and alcoholic beverage gross receipts tax at a rate not exceeding one percent for principal and interest payments on school district bonds for school building projects...."

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locomotive

Mar-08-14 10:19 AM

It turns out I was wrong, LS. What had been illegal has been amended. Minot Public School System, can you see this?

"40-05.1-06.1. Sales tax revenue transfer to school districts prohibited. Notwithstanding the provisions of chapters 54-40 and 54-40.3 or any other provision of law, revenue from sales, use, or other excise taxes levied under this chapter may not be transferred to or for the primary benefit of a school district except for payment of bonded indebtedness incurred before April 19, 2007, or for capital construction and associated costs approved by the electors of the city before April 19, 2007..."

Here's the most recent amendment:

"or for payment of school district bonded indebtedness approved by the electors of the city under section 40 - 05.1 - 06.2 after June 30, 2013, and before July 1, 2017."

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redneck

Mar-08-14 10:04 AM

this is a made up show, management using scare tactits to spend money, simple management will fix 95% of all these made up problems and a therapist to find out why people put up with the show and fluf. and the facts are there was more students in school in the 70s then now with less rooms. fact

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Elephant

Mar-08-14 9:30 AM

Same old complaining and lies as last time. Minot residence are not willing to support anything- just complain and expect someone else to pay for it.

Volmer went back in documents and there were not more students in the 1970s than today, yet people keep repeating it. It won't become true just because it is repeated every day. Children, parents, and laws and different than the 1950s and the 1970s, there is no sense crying over the good old days, we need to deal with today.

Disgusted, You are wrong. All fourth and fifth grade are outside the building at Washington, so yes, students are spending more than one year in portables. If you have not been behind Washington you ought to drive behind the building. Go down 17th Avenue and through the loop there is an entire village out there.

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redneck

Mar-08-14 8:37 AM

get rid of the show and teach life tools

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redneck

Mar-08-14 8:35 AM

best story i have seen i to have seen this same thing in many places. i thought school was to teach kids life tools please for the kids, give them what we are paying for.

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redneck

Mar-08-14 8:29 AM

this is the minot mafia at it best.

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disgusted

Mar-07-14 11:17 PM

The same kids are not assigned to portables year after year. I would prefer that a smaller school be built with the plans to build a second school in a year. Why put all our eggs in one basket?

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NoDakBoy

Mar-07-14 10:21 PM

Fact: South Prairie and Nedrose have educated their own K-8 students. Minot Public Schools use to allow families to open enroll but this was discontinued. The two new HIGH SCHOOLS being built will NOT affect enrollment in K-8.

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GoInPeace

Mar-07-14 6:31 PM

Slide let me know when schools are classified a charity,Goinpeace

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locomotive

Mar-07-14 2:43 PM

"Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax" is against ND law.

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chadk66

Mar-07-14 11:47 AM

bottom line is they educated more students in the 70's with less building space. that fact will never go away. and they did it without portables then. some major poor management going on in public schools now days.

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73Hockey

Mar-07-14 9:58 AM

123 bucks, one less trip to Wal-Mart in the year. Greed, as you call it, is not wanting to spend 123 bucks a year to make a better Minot.

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ChasinND

Mar-07-14 9:29 AM

Like I said before, Same old song and dance. The "Yes Group" still isn't telling the truth and all the facts. When they come clean, I may change my vote to yes. But until then, "We all need to vote NO!!!"

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Sickworld

Mar-07-14 9:01 AM

Vote no!! Especially to raising taxes, always!! The City and "special committee" who made oil money unavailable for things like the schools can dig in their deep pockets and pay for it! The schools are just fine or we wouldn't be sending our kids there. When I went to school in Minot my classroom size was way bigger than they are now and portables were outside the schools! Oh and how is it right that people whom don't own property can vote for this!? Especially the ones living in a portable trailer rental!

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