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2024 Facilities Plan 2.0

What is Facilities Plan 2.0?

On September 26, 2023, West Fargo Public Schools’ voters defeated a $147 million referendum request.

At their regularly scheduled meeting on December 11, 2023, the School Board authorized district administration to engage the community in determining the next steps for addressing our growth. The intent is to reengage the 2023 Long-Range Facility Planning (LRFP) Taskforce membership, invite new voices to the table, and to offer several community-wide forums, all with a focus of: 

  • Reviewing the failed bond referendum package and analyzing feedback from stakeholders.
  • Developing strategies to engage stakeholders in creating solutions that address the rapid growth in the district.
  • Engaging subcommittee members to determine other alternatives to address rapid growth short and long-term.
  • Analyzing data from stakeholders and creating a recommendation to address the rapid growth in the district to the board. 

These efforts are the foundation of Facilities Plan 2.0. 

Taskforce Meetings

Public Forums

The purpose of this round of public forums is to gather feedback on the list of projects brainstormed by the Facilities Plan 2.0 Taskforce for possible inclusion in a future referendum package.

To encourage as much dialogue as possible, participants will move through a series of small groups, each focused on a set of 1-3 projects. Information on the projects will be shared in the small group before feedback will be solicited both verbally and through an electronic survey.

THANK YOU to the roughly 200 stakeholders that attended the in-person forums that were held on March 19, March 27, and April 10, as well as the 100+ individuals that responded via the form associated with our playlist of short videos. All feedback was shared with the Facilities Planning 2.0 Taskforce at their meeting on May 1. 

RESOURCES

July 16, 2024 Update

On Monday, July 15, the School Board discussed the preliminary costing and project scope information they had requested during their May 20 workshop.

At the end of the meeting, they requested several additional pieces of information from administration in anticipation of the upcoming Board workshop:  

  • Timeline for piloting an accessible playground
  • Feedback from high school principals regarding the academic benefits of adding multipurpose rooms
  • Conversation on a timeline for finalizing the comprehensive budget plan for the expansion of Veterans Memorial Arena
  • Third-party evaluation of the cost of an elementary school

Their next discussion about Facilities Planning 2.0 will occur during their fall workshop on Monday, August 5. The workshop is scheduled from 5-9PM at the Leidal Education Center.

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Looking for More Information?

Community members, if you would like to receive communications regarding Facilities Plan 2.0 from West Fargo Public Schools, please complete this form. Staff members and parents/guardians will continue to receive communications through the district's automated messaging system, Blackboard; they do not need to sign up separately.  

If you have a question, please email info@west-fargo.k12.nd.us. This inbox is monitored throughout the day by the Public Relations Department.