Vote on September 25

  • The special election will take place on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 7:00AM - 8:00PM. There will be six polling locations available within the district: Harwood Community Center, Westside Elementary School, Lutheran Church of the Cross, Horace Senior Center, Scheels Arena, and Triumph West Church. Voters must bring proof of birth date and residency with them to the polls; this may include a North Dakota driver’s licence or ID car, an ID issued by a tribal government, ID issued by the Secretary of State, or a combination of these options.

    The language on the ballot will read:

    Shall West Fargo Public School District No. 6, Cass County, North Dakota, issue its general obligation bonds in the amount not to exceed $106,900,000 maturing within a maximum of 20 years, resulting in an estimated additional millage of 16.14 mills, equal to $16.14 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation for the first taxable year after all of the bonds are issued, for the purpose of providing funds, together with any other funds available, to construct a new high school and a new middle school; to construct additions to school buildings; to renovate, remodel and improve school buildings; to purchase and install security upgrades in school buildings; to renovate and improve athletic fields and facilities; to purchase land and generally to renovate, remodel, equip and improve school buildings, school property and school facilities.

    Voters desiring to vote in favor of said proposition should mark a cross (X) in the space opposite the word “Yes.” Voters desiring to vote against such proposition should mark a cross (X) in the space opposite the word “No.”

Results of a "Yes" Vote

  • If the community votes to pass the bond referendum, each of the high-priority needs identified by the School Board and the Long Range Facility Planning Committee will be addressed and completed.

    Students living south of 40th Ave S on the west side of the Sheyenne River and south of 52nd Ave S on the east side of the Sheyenne River in the attendance areas of Deer Creek, Horace, and Legacy Elementary Schools will begin a transition to a new feeder-system with the new middle school and new high school. The School Board will facilitate a process with a district community group to determine the best transition plan for all students impacted by this change.

Results of a "No" Vote

  • If the community votes to not pass the bond referendum, the district will experience the following:

    • Increased force transfers of students away from their home school
    • Reduced stability of neighborhood schools and boundaries district-wide
    • Reduced opportunities for student participation in activities
    • Additional expenses for off-site alternative learning spaces
    • Inequity in specialty classroom spaces
    • Exceed capacity at all secondary spaces district-wide
    • Increased class sizes district-wide
    • Increased transportation costs and reduced efficiency

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will absentee ballots be available?

    Posted by West Fargo Public Schools on 8/13/2018 12:20:00 PM

    Absentee ballot applications may be picked up at the County Auditor’s Office (211 9th St S, Fargo), completed online using the Secretary of State’s application utility at www.vote.nd.gov, downloaded from the www.vote.nd.gov site, or by calling the County Auditor’s Office at (701) 241-5600. Absentee ballots must be postmarked or delivered by the timeframe provided by the County Auditor. The Cass County Courthouse office hours are 8:00AM – 5:00PM, Monday through Friday.

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  • My address is in the city of Fargo, but I have heard that I can vote. Is this true?

    Posted by West Fargo Public Schools on 8/13/2018 11:30:00 AM

    Yes! School district boundary lines do not always follow city boundary lines; the West Fargo School District is comprised of the cities of Harwood, Horace, Reile’s Acres, West Fargo and portions of the city of Fargo. To view a map of the school district, please visit the District Information section of our website at http://www.west-fargo.k12.nd.us/district/domain/125. Regardless of the city they reside in, all residents of the West Fargo School District are eligible to vote. The tax impact will be shared amongst all residents of the District.

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  • Do you have to own property within the school district boundaries in order to vote?

    Posted by West Fargo Public Schools on 8/13/2018 11:30:00 AM

    The short answer is “no.” You must be a resident of the district in order to vote in the September 25 special election, but there is not a requirement of owning property. If you reside in/on rented property within the school district boundaries, you are eligible to vote.

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