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Our Opinion: Yes vote on facilities encouraged

Published 8:23am Monday, May 12, 2014 Updated 10:24am Monday, May 12, 2014

Few would forget to vote during presidential elections. However, for Fergus Falls residents, local votes such as Tuesday’s Outdoor Facilities Referendum are just as important, and just as critical for district residents to exercise their right and vote.

The $2.73 million referendum would finance upgrades to the football field, track, pool and auditorium at Kennedy Secondary School.

The tax increase would be about $8.82 annually for residents with a $100,000 home.

It is a bare-bones referendum that is a necessity for the district.

Anyone who attended football games this year knows new bleachers are desperately needed, as well as a new track.

School districts simply have no other way of financing such projects, other than using funds that otherwise would be used to hire teachers.

It’s not a lot to ask, and our children deserve it.

Be sure to vote on Tuesday. We recommend voting yes.

 

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