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news Bemidji, 56619

Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

BEMIDJI – The Bemidji school board will hold four public forums in the coming weeks to discuss the referendum question on this year’s election ballot.

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The Board of Education has set the following four dates for forums:

-- 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in the cafeteria at Lincoln Elementary.

-- 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the cafeteria at Bemidji Middle School.

-- 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the commons area at Bemidji High School.

-- 7-9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, in the cafeteria at Northern Elementary.

The forums will provide information on school-funding trends in Minnesota and the status of the district’s current referendum. Public comment will be taken on the upcoming referendum.

Voters will be asked Nov. 6 whether they support renewal of a $501-per-pupil levy. The levy has funded all-day, every-day kindergarten, new buses and has helped keep class sizes down.

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