Grand Forks Public Schools to hold community meetings about upcoming referendum

Sessions scheduled for 6 p.m. on March 22, April 13 and May 11

Grand Forks Public Schools

GRAND FORKS — Grand Forks Public Schools will hold a series of meetings regarding its May 16 referendum.

On March 6, the School Board approved the referendum's language, which will asks voters whether or not they support a $79 million bond referendum . Of the $79 million, $55 million would go toward construction of a new Valley Middle School, $6 million toward a new central kitchen facility at the Mark Sanford Education Center and $18 million in building security upgrades.

The meetings will be held as follows

  • March 22 at 6 p.m. at the Valley Middle School Gymnasium (2100 5th Ave. N)
  • April 13 at 6 p.m. at the Red River High School Theater (2211 17th Ave. S)
  • May 11 at 6 at the Grand Forks Central High School Auditorium (115 N 4th St.)

Free childcare is available for children aged two through fifth grade. For more information regarding the referendum, and to register for childcare, visit

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