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Fargo Public Schools to hold a Special Election

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Fargo School District leaders want to make sure that voters in the district know about an upcoming "Special Election" vote in March.

State lawmakers mandated that the district must get approval from voters in order to raise taxes above the state minimum.

The district says it currently levies 139 mills, that is down from 295 mills twelve years ago.
A "yes" vote will allow the district to levy up to 150 mills for the next ten years.

Supporters say "voter approval" will give the district the flexibility to meet growing expenses, if they arise.

Fargo School District Business Manager Brock Lietz says "it's important to note that an excess levy does not mean your raising taxes, it means you have the authority to tax to a certain limit above the state cap."

If voters say "no"... That will freeze the dollars the  district can collect a the current level.
The vote is scheduled for March 11, 2014.

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