As Williston Public School District No. 1 prepares for a special election Tuesday, April 9, to fund a plan to build new schools, here’s a look at some of the numbers that matter.
4,350: Approximate number of students enrolled in District 1.
3,800: Number of students District 1’s schools were built to hold.
83: Percentage of elementary students who have classes in the district’s modular classrooms.
29: Average class size in the district’s elementary schools.
35: Estimated average class size if voters don’t approve the expansion plan on Tuesday.
25: Average class size the district hopes to achieve with its plan.
1,600: Number of additional students the district would be able to accommodate under its expansion plan.
2: Number of new, 600-student elementary schools the plan calls for the district to build.
400: Number of students an addition to Williston High School would accommodate.
2: Number of questions on the ballot for this election.
$60 million: Maximum amount the district is asking to bond for on question 1 this election.
10 mills: Increase in the building fund property tax levy the district is asking for on question 2 this election.
47.57: Total increase in mills if both questions are approved.
$200: Tax increase per $100,000 of a property’s true and full value if both questions are approved.