Public meetings set to discuss Pierz Schools’ $18.45 million referendum

Public meetings have been set up in four cities in the Pierz School District for residents to hear information and ask questions about the district’s $18.45 million referendum, set for a vote Monday, May 22.

The meetings are set for:

  • Monday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pierz Healy High School choir room;
  • Tuesday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the community center in Harding;
  • Thursday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Buckman City Hall; and
  • Monday, April 24, at 7 p.m. at the Lastrup City Hall.

Voters will be asked to authorize general obligation building bonds for multiple improvements at school sites/facilities.

Improvements include construction of a new three-station gym for use by both elementary and high school students, conversion of the existing Pioneer Elementary gym into at least five more classrooms, construction of a new band room and auditorium at the high school, renovation of the old band room into added cafeteria space and enlargement of the elementary parking lot to better accommodate the new buildings and student pick-up/drop-off.

The special election will be conducted at the Harding Community Center, and Buckman, Lastrup and Pierz city halls. The polls will be open from noon – 8 p.m. at each location.

Absentee ballots are available in the Pierz District Office, from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Voters may also call the district office, (320) 468-6458, to have an application for absentee voting mailed to them.