CASSELTON, N.D. -

For the third time in seven years, the Central Cass school district is asking voters for money to help expand the school.

The referendum asks for $18 million.

Local educators want to build new elementary school classrooms, remodel the commons area and add an auditorium.

The district isn't taxpayers to pay for the entire project.

If the referendum passes, eight million dollars will be raised privately to help.

The district superintendent says extra space is needed because enrollment is expected to jump 20 percent in the next five years.

"We have a nice facility, but it's over capacity, and adding approximately 200 students over the next four and a half years, we need to create additional space," says Superintendent Morgan Forness.

The district will host six public information meetings about the referendum ahead of the October fourth vote.

You can find more information on the Central Cass Schools website.