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MPS Doesn't Receive Impact Grant

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In School news, residents in the Minot Public School district will miss out on a chance for reduced property taxes.

The school district was turned down for a $1.3 million Energy Impact Grant through the Board of University and School Lands. Minot Public School officials said they hoped to apply the funds towards the safety and security upgrades for all elementary and high schools.

The funds would have been coupled with the $39.5 million  bond issue that was passed in April. The extra money would've allowed the school district to lower the burden on district property owners.

“Our objective is to always go back and see if there are any grants or funds available to lower the tax burden. We're going to go after it and we're going to pursue it. We will be in contact with the Legislators and the governor, even at this upcoming Legislative Session,” says Jim Rostad the president of the Minot Public School Board.

The school board was turned down partially because the Land Board gave priority to schools not located in a hub city. To clarify, being turned down for the energy impact grant does not mean residents will see an increase in property taxes.

 

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