Superintendent: State Help Needed For School Buildings

The superintendent of Williams County District 8 says people believe they’re paying enough taxes.
Rob Turner made the comment after voters on Tuesday turned down a proposed 89-million dollar plan to build two new elementary schools and add a high school to the district.

Turner says residents he’s talked to think the state needs to offer some help to districts hit by big enrollment increases since the Bakken boom began.

(Rob Turner, District 8 Superintendent) “I think there’s a general consensus that there’s a responsibility by the state in order to come in and help us out and build these schools.”

As for what’s next for District 8, Turner says there’s a school board election on June 11th and after that, the new board will decide what to do about the district’s overcrowding problem.

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