Norman County East School District will hold a special election on May 14, 2024, seeking voter approval of (2) ballot questions to authorize 20-year general obligation bond funds in an amount not to exceed $7,280,000 for facility and learning environment improvements.

Ballot Questions

SECURITY // BUILDING REPAIRS // LEARNING SPACES // ACCESSIBILITY

Question #1

Building Bonds for Facility and System Improvements

Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 2215 (Norman County East) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $5,690,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including roof replacement; upgrades to building systems, controls, and heating/ventilation systems at the school site and facility; the acquisition of the furniture, fixtures and equipment; the installation of new exterior doors; upgrades to flooring and finishes; renovations and ADA accessibility updates to restrooms; and the acquisition and installation of replacement windows?

Question #2

Building Bonds for Learning Environment Improvements

If School District Question 1 is approved, shall the school board of Independent School District No. 2215 (Norman County East) also be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $1,590,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including  upgrades to career and technical education (CTE) shops and classroom;  the acquisition of flexible classroom furniture; the acquisition and installation of new gymnasium bleachers; and the replacement of cafeteria tables?

OPEN HOUSE
INFO NIGHTS

Join us for an informational open house! 

Tour the school, ask questions regarding the May 14, 2024 Referendum questions, and more!

Monday, April 15, 2024

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. // NCE School

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. // NCE School

Project Summary

Question #1

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Question #2
⚠️   QUESTION #2 CAN ONLY PASS IF QUESTION #1 PASSES    ⚠️

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How Did We Get Here?


August 2023

Comprehensive Facilities Assessment conducted by SitelogIQ - assess physical, educational, functional needs


September 2023

Facility assessment review is presented to the School Board and district administration


October 2023

 District hosts staff listening sessions and 

community-wide survey is launched


November 2023

School Board comprehensive review including prioritizations, project scenarios, potential costs


November 2023

School Board workshopping — potential solutions and projects


May 14, 2024

Election Day

Did You Know?

The Buildings...

Our K-12 building was originally constructed in 1955 with many building items now past their expected lifespan. The building has three total additions added in 1964, 1986, and 1996.

Our Students...

NCE serves an area of approximately 283 square miles, serving the cities of Gary and Twin Valley, as well as 11 townships.

An Opportunity...

If the NCE School District referendum passes on May 14, 2024, the State of Minnesota will pay approximately $3,931,200, which is 54% of the total referendum project, as a result of the Ag2School Tax Credit program.

Your Input...

After considering feedback from the community, administration, and staff, the NCE School Board has selected a project scope that focuses on safeguarding the building's integrity and longevity, while also implementing practical security enhancements.