The Havre school district will hold two public meetings tonight to explain the referendum that will soon go to the voters.
The district is asking for $5 million to rehabilitate Sunnyside School and Havre High School.
The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at Sunnyside and will move to the high school at 7:15 p.m.
The mail-in referendum will ask two questions:
• Voters in the elementary district, which includes Havre proper and surrounding rural areas, will be asked to approve money for renovations to Sunnyside, including a new gymnasium.
• Voters in the high school district will be asked if money should be spent on major renovations to the locker room area of the high school that school officials say is badly needed. No changes have been made to the locker rooms in about 50 years. The area is unsafe and not compliant with laws that require equal treatment of women athletes.
The district received a $2 million state Commerce Department grant to help fund the project.