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Published May 23, 2011, 11:45 AM

Multi-million dollar school referendum in the hands of the voters

West Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A multi-million dollar school referendum is in the hands of West Fargo voters tomorrow. After 2 failed referendums in recent years, the district is asking for 82.5-million dollars.

We're outside the Veteran’s Memorial Arena in West Fargo. This is one of the 6 places around town you'll be able to get out a vote bright and early tomorrow.

Polls will open at 7-AM. Voting will be at Harwood community center, Westside Elementary, Horace Senior Center, Aurora Elementary, and right here at the Sheyenne 9th Grade Center.

David Flowers – West Fargo Superintendent: "I'm guardedly optimistic. I have a lot of faith in the West Fargo community. They've been supportive of education and supportive of kids in the past. So I have a positive feeling."

Over the course of 20-years, if you own a 200-thousand dollar home you'd pay 247-bucks a year; a 100-thousand dollar home would 124-dollars a year. School officials say the money is needed to deal with an expected growth of nearly 2-thousand students by 2015.

School officials say they feel confident it can pass and that they have done all they can to get a yes vote tomorrow. The referendum needs a 60-percent majority to pass. The polls will be open all day tomorrow until 8-PM.