The Process

Since the failure of the referendum in 2016, ISD 601 has strategically worked to develop this plan. The first piece of this puzzle was surveying the community to understand where there was support.

The next piece was to develop a maintenance plan to show what our needs were and how we would take care of them.

The third piece was to pay-off our existing debts from 1997 and 2005, which we were able to accomplish in part because of the energy savings from the 2016 HVAC projects at both buildings.

Finally, the school board waited until the Ag2School tax credit became reality to assist our agricultural communities. During this process the board held over twenty work sessions for the sole purpose of facility planning.  

At a special board meeting in August, the school board approved moving forward with a three-question ballot referendum at the November 6th election to address these needs. The questions you will see on the ballot in November are listed below.

 

 

The BAllot Questions

 

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1

ROOFS, MAINTENANCE, SECURITY, AND TECHNOLOGY IMPROVEMENTS

  • YES

  • NO

Shall the board of Independent School District No. 601 (Fosston), Minnesota be authorized to issue general obligation school building bonds in aggregate amount not to exceed $11,195,000 for acquisition and betterment of school facilities?

By voting “yes” on this ballot question, you are voting for a property tax increase.

 

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2

SCIENCE MODERNIZATION AND CLASSROOM ADDITIONS

  • YES

  • NO

If School District Question 1 is approved, shall the board of Independent School District No. 601 (Fosston), Minnesota be authorized to issue general obligation school building bonds in aggregate amount not to exceed $7,975,000 for acquisition and betterment of school facilities?

By voting “yes” on this ballot question, you are voting for a property tax increase.

 

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 3

PRESERVATION OF “OLD GYM” FACILITY

  • YES

  • NO

If School District Question 1 is approved, shall the board of Independent School District No. 601 (Fosston), Minnesota be authorized to issue general obligation school building bonds in aggregate amount not to exceed $1,000,000 for acquisition and betterment of school facilities?

By voting “yes” on this ballot question, you are voting for a property tax increase.

 
 

 

details of what is included in each question

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Question 1 Proposed Site Plans

ROOFS, MAINTENANCE, SECURITY, AND TECHNOLOGY IMPROVEMENTS


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Question 2 Proposed Site Plans

SCIENCE MODERNIZATION AND CLASSROOM ADDITIONS


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Question 3 Proposed Plans

PRESERVATION OF “OLD GYM” FACILITY

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