Frequently Asked Questions

Voter Information

  • When Is Election Day?

  • What Question Will be on the Ballot?

  • Where Do I Vote?

  • Can I Vote Early or by Absentee Ballot?

  • How Can I Learn More About the Facilities Proposal and Bond Referendum?

Financial and Funding

  • What Is the Total Cost of the Bond Referendum?

  • What Is the Interest Rate for the Bond Referendum?

  • How Can I Determine My Individual Tax Impact?

  • What is the Financial Impact on the Agricultural Community?

  • If the Facilities Referendum Is Approved, How Long Is the Loan?

  • Will Busing Cost Increase Or Decrease if We Build a New School?

  • Does the State Fund the Preschool Program?

  • How Can Maple River School District Afford the Maintenance of a New Facility?

  • Will There Be Additional Costs for the City of Mapleton Taxpayers if the Referendum Passes?

Referendum Proposal/History

  • How Did the School Board Come to the Conclusion That a New Facility is Best for the Community?

  • If the Facilities Referendum Is Approved, What Happens Next?

  • Are the Existing Tennis Courts Being Demolished? Will Students Have Access to Bike Racks?

  • Does the Current Referendum Include Plans for an Athletic Complex?

  • Why Build A New PreK-12 Facility In Mapleton?

  • What Are the Plans for the Existing School Buildings If the February 11th Bond Referendum Passes?

  • Why Not Remodel and Maintain the Existing School Sites?

  • When Was the Last Time the Maple River School District Passed a Bond Measure?

Facilities Information

  • Will the Class Size Change With the New School?

  • What Is the Plan for Busing Students? How Will Busing Work for Afterschool Programs?

  • How Will Maple River Students Benefit From the New Facility? In What Ways Will Maple River Students Benefit From a Centrally Located PreK-12 Facility?

  • How Old Are the School District Facilities?

  • How Much Space Is Currently Underutilized Within the District?

  • When Was the Last Time the Maple River School District Remodeled the Current Facilities?