Frequently Asked Questions
What is a bond referendum?
A bond referendum is a means by which a school district can ask voters to approve funding exclusively
for new construction and/or extensive remodeling of existing sites and buildings. All property owners in School District #544, not just property owners within the City of Fergus Falls, would pay for this 20-year bond referendum.
What is the amount the School District reduced taxes for 2014?
The Fergus Falls School District #544 reduced taxes by -13.1% for 2014. Taxes on a $100,000 homestead were reduced $60.35 for this year and $75.69 on a $125,000 homestead.
For more detail on the tax impact of this proposed referendum, please visit this page.
What facilities are being updated or improved in this Bond Referendum?
Why are physical education and activities so important?
Physical Education is the basis for living a long and healthy life. Being involved in an activity provides valuable life lessons: sportsmanship, teamwork, relationship building, healthy lifestyle, discipline, hard work, perseverance, setting goals, and good time management. Activities can serve as a motivator to stay in school and achieve the grades necessary to participate.
What is different from the last two facility referendums?
What value does this bond referendum bring to the community?
Why do we need an 8-lane track?
Eight lanes is the standard for high school track and field events. As a regional center, our facilities should be capable of hosting conference and section events.
Area schools that have an 8-lane track include Barnesville, Hawley, Pelican Rapids, and Perham.