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Fargo Public Schools to offer COVID-19 testing for students

FARGO (KVRR) – Fargo public school students will soon be able to get tested for COVID-19 without taking a special trip to a clinic or testing site. Fargo Public Schools is preparing to launch an in-school COVID-19 testing program.  Each school will have a scheduled time during the day when BinaxNOW rapid testing is available.  The testing will be offered…

Dakota High School’s name change honors indigenous culture

What was once known as Woodrow Wilson High school, is now known as Dakota High School.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo Public Schools is celebrating one high school’s name change. What was once known as Woodrow Wilson High school, is now known as Dakota High School. An opening ceremony celebrating the name change honors Native Americans. “This ceremony is about recognizing the roots of our name. We see North Dakota, we hear the term North Dakota…

Parents protest Fargo Public Schools mask mandate

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO (KVRR) – More than 30 people gathered outside Carl Ben Eielson Middle School Monday morning to protest a Fargo School Board policy that requires students to wear face coverings. The demonstrators, carrying signs with messages that read “You’re bullying kids” and “No one’s saying…

Fargo students’ growth in math and reading declined in the 2020-2021 school year

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Students in Fargo Public Schools’ growth in math and reading fell amid distance learning in the 2019-2020 school year. The district’s Measures of Academic Progress results from last winter for students in grades three through nine were presented at Tuesday night’s school board meeting. Only third and ninth graders met their individual growth goals in reading…

Parents calling for masks mandates across all schools

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Parents who are for mask requirements in schools are saying enough is enough when it comes to student safety. The Community Alliance for Responsible Education is made up of parents representing every metro area school district. They are asking for mask mandates throughout FM metro schools. Concerns over not having kids wear masks include having to…

Fargo School board implements mask mandate for new school year

The Fargo School Board Tuesday night, by a six to three vote, approved the mask mandate beginning Monday, August 16.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo School board members vote require masks for students and staff for the upcoming school year. “The mitigation strategies that K-12 schools were asked to consider for implementation of this school year involved the universal masking of students and staff, making sure that we are following whatever we can in terms of best practices for HVAC…

Teachers And Fargo School Board Reach Tentative 2-Year Contract Agreement

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo teachers and the school board have reached a tentative two-year contract agreement. Board member Jim Johnson says the contract contains a “modest” pay increase. Johnson says the two sides have also agreed to form a committee with representatives of the board and teacher’s union to formulate a new compensation model that should help retain and recruit…

Tonight’s Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella production cancelled

FARGO, ND (KVRR) — Monday night’s storm is ruining Cinderella’s fairy tale ending this morning. Fargo public schools officials say the storm damaged a portion of the set for Trollwood’s production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. That means Wednesday night’s performance has been cancelled. There will be an additional showtime on Sunday, August 1 at 8:30 p.m. If you’ve already…

Carl Ben Eielson student with BB gun suspended

FARGO (KVRR) – A student has been suspended from Carl Ben Eielson Middle School in Fargo after a search turned up an unloaded BB pistol. “A student reported to administration that another student had brought a gun school” school officials said.  “Administration and the School Resource Officer conducted a search of the student and found an unloaded BB pistol, which…