Fargo Public Schools (FPS) will hold an election for approval of a specified mill levy on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. The approval would grant Fargo Public Schools the authority to maintain its current standard of effort at 127.00 mills.
Early voting for the election will take place:
Monday through Wednesday — February 27, 28, and March 1
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Daily
at the Baymont Inn — 3333 13th Avenue South, Fargo.
General voting for the election will take place on March 7, by precincts.
Fargo citizens who live in the Fargo School District and are eligible to vote will see this election ballot question:
The current Fargo Public School District’s general fund levy is 127.00 mills. The current statutory general fund limitation is seventy mills on the dollar of the taxable valuation of the school district.
Shall Fargo Public Schools District No. 1 have a specified general fund mill levy of 127.00 mills effective December 31, 2017
A “YES” vote will allow Fargo Public Schools to receive tax dollars based on the true assessed value of individual property as the city grows or property values change.
A “NO” vote will freeze Fargo Public Schools at the actual property tax dollars collected in the 2015-16 fiscal year, which means the district would no longer receive additional general fund tax dollars based on the true assessed value of individual property as the city grows or property values change.
For more information on voting options, FAQs, and budget components of the issue, visit www.fargo.k12.nd.us/vote2017.