Addressing deferred maintenance at Valley Middle School has been a topic of discussion in the community and at the School Board level for some time. ICON Architectural Group and Cuningham Architecture Group have walked through all the buildings to refine capital maintenance needs (LINK: https://www.gfschools.org/Page/9499) and helped administer a survey gauging community support (LINK: https://www.gfschools.org/Page/9505).
At its meeting on February 13, 2023, the Grand Forks School Board voted to select Tuesday, May 16, 2023 as a prospective referendum date.
At its meeting on March 6, 2023, the Grand Forks School Board unanimously voted to approve a $79 million referendum to construct and equip a new Valley Middle School and the demolition of the current school ($55 million), to construct and modernize the central kitchen at the district office (Mark Sanford Education Center) location ($6 million), and to construct and equip for safety and security improvements to school property throughout Grand Forks Public Schools ($18 million). The election will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2023.
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