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School District Searching for State Funds

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The Minot Public School District is hoping to get the approval of voters to expand district infrastructure and provide a solution to a growing student population...

The vote that could do that is set for December 10th -- if approved, up to 125 million dollars in bonds could be sold to build two new schools and increase security.

But Superintendent Mark Vollmer says even if that vote is successful...the district won't stop looking for other funding sources.

At a meeting of the school board yesterday, Vollmer reiterated that the district should, would, and is trying to find a way to tap into state dollars to help offset the bonds that would need to be sold.

(Mark Vollmer - MPS Superintendent) "We do believe that in the economic times that are present there are monies available at the state that five or 10 years ago were not available and therefore we should be looking at options in regard to other funding."

Vollmer says if that effort is successful and state dollars are secured, it would mean the district wouldn't have to sell 125 million in bonds -- if of course voters give that approval in the first place.

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