A piece of ground in northwest Bismarck is chosen to be the future home for one of the proposed new elementary schools.
The school district owns this land in northwest Bismarck, on the east side of Washington and 57th Avenue.
Current registration numbers show the district needs to prepare for at least 140 more elementary students this fall.
Darin Scherr with Bismarck Public Schools says more room is needed because current classrooms are crowded, and the district is already using 25 portable classrooms.
Scherr says traffic is the main reason this site was chosen.
(Darin Scherr / Bismarck Public Schools) "Traffic really. If you have ever been up near Horizon during the start of school it's crazy. We are between Washington and 83, we feel we have more opportunities to go north, south, east and west."
Residents will vote on funding the proposed two elementary schools and high school September 18th.
The School Board has voted to reduce the local school property tax levy by 2 mills thanks to a healthier than expected ending fund balance for the 2011-12 school year.