The upcoming school bond referendum ballot question will be discussed at a public informational meeting Monday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. in Crookston High School Auditorium. The meeting is open to the public.
Crookston Public Schools are looking to approve a referendum of $6,060,000 on Tuesday, Nov. 5 with voting at St. Paul's Lutheran Church from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Registered voters in District 593 will be asked to vote on one question: "Shall the School Board of Independent School District 593, be authorized to issue general obligation school building bonds for acquisition and betterment of school facilities?"
According to a flyer from the school district, approving the referendum will not result in a tax increase for the average taxpayer on the school portion of their property tax. This is due to retiring debt on the high school building.
Dr. Don Lifto of Springsted, the school district's financial advisor, will be at the public meeting to answer any questions from the public.
If the referendum is passed, proposed projects include: repairing and replacing roofs for three schools and the swimming pool, replacing old windows at Highland Elementary, addressing aging heating and ventilation at Highland, a long term plan for the pool's boiler and air exchange, fire alarm and security system upgrades, replacing the heat pump at CHS and repairing the CHS parking lot.
For more information, contact Superintendent Chris Bates at 281-5313 or at email@example.com.