Bond Referendum Information
Williston Public School District #1 is proposing a $77,205,000 bond issue to construct two elementary schools, add an addition to Williston High School, and to make site improvements to school property. The project will expand the capacity of District #1 and will update our schools to meet the needs of district enrollment for the coming years.
This Bond Referendum will be voted on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at the Williston ARC. Polls will be open from 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Absentee ballots are available at the District Office, 1201 9th Ave. NW. Absentee ballots must be postmarked or hand delivered to the District Office by March 19, 2018 at 4 p.m. Please refer to our Absentee Ballot Information for more details.
Below are some quick facts regarding the Bond Referendum.
- Approximately 4,100 K-12 students enrolled in Williston Public School District #1
- Enrollment has nearly doubled in the past decade
- Two of our oldest facilities, Wilkinson Elementary School and Rickard Elementary School, would be replaced, saving on maintenance costs
- New classrooms would be state of the art, designed for the modern learning environment
- Additions to Williston High School would raise capacity to 1,500 students
- Williston Middle School would become one 6th-8th grade building, moving 5th grade students back to elementary school buildings
- Building of the new elementary schools would be concurrent with classes, so no class time would be effected
- Projected completion would be Fall 2019
- Capacity after the building project would be 5,100 students
To help demonstrate the tax cost, we have created an Actual Cost to Homeowners page which we hope will answer questions regarding the price of the Bond Referendum.
- Total referendum cost would be $77, 205,000
- The tax levied would be $215.55 on every $100,000 of real taxable evaluation on property
On this website you can find official documents regarding the Bond Referendum such as: