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Published July 25, 2012, 09:59 AM

West Fargo school district buying expansion land

WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) — West Fargo's school board has agreed to buy as much as 12 acres of land for the possible construction of a new elementary school.

WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) — West Fargo's school board has agreed to buy as much as 12 acres of land for the possible construction of a new elementary school.

The district has been steadily gaining students. It has more than 7,500 students in kindergarten through the 12th grade, and officials expect enrollment to grow another 5% in the coming school year.

The land is about a half-mile east of Veterans Boulevard in Fargo. The Forum reports the district is paying $30,000 an acre.

The money will come from an $82.5 million bond issue that was recently approved by West Fargo voters to pay for school construction.

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