Fargo Public Schools

Fargo School Board votes to fire Kevin Kennedy

UPDATE: After meeting in executive session for many hours, the Fargo School Board voted 7-0 to fire Fargo South High School teacher Kevin Kennedy. Board Member Robin Nelson recused herself from the vote. The vote around 8:15 Tuesday evening was to uphold the administration’s recommendation for discharge for cause. Kennedy’s personnel file details accusations of inappropriate comments and contact with…

Therapist shares advice on how to talk to your children after a school shooting

After Tuesday's tragedy in Texas, parents wonder how they should talk about the subject with their children.

FARGO (KVRR) – Flashing lights from emergency vehicles and people panicking. It’s hard to watch this kind of tragedy unfold. “This is not a daily occurrence in every school, this is a scary thing and it obviously requires a lot of attention,” says Integrative Health Therapist Megan Week. She says if kids are scared to go back to school, they…

Hepola picks Fargo school administrator as running mate

FARGO (KVRR) – Minnesota governor candidate Cory Hepola has chosen Fargo Public Schools’ Director of Equity and Inclusion Dr. Tamara Uselman as his running mate. Hepola and Uselman are running as members of the Forward Party. “Dr. Uselman has an impressive career in education that spans nearly four decades in both Minnesota and North Dakota, as a Teacher, Principal, Superintendent,…

Fargo South H.S. teacher Kevin Kennedy suspended without pay

The Fargo School Board is another step closer to firing a Fargo South teacher for inappropriate actions to students

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The Fargo School Board votes unanimously to suspend Fargo South High School Teacher Kevin Kennedy without pay as he goes through the discharge process recommended by Superintendent Dr. Rupak Gandhi. Kennedy’s personnel file details accusations of inappropriate comments to and contact with students. He’s been teaching English, Theatre and Performing Arts at Fargo South since 2013….

Update: Superintendent wants to fire Fargo teacher for ‘immoral conduct’

Kevin Kennedy is accused of making inappropriate comments and inappropriately touching students.

Kevin KennedyFARGO (KVRR) – The Fargo School Board will hold a special meeting next week to decide whether to fire a teacher at Fargo South High School for what school officials describe as “immoral conduct.” Superintendent Rupak Gandhi will recommend that Kevin Kennedy be discharged for cause.  A special meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 5 at 12:00 p.m. According…

No School Friday for Fargo & West Fargo Public Schools Thanks to Cold Temps

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A surprise announcement by Fargo & West Fargo Public Schools. The districts are calling off all classes and activities for Friday. That includes Early Childhood Special Education pre-school program and Adult Learning Center in Fargo. District leaders say the decision is based on the impact of cold temperatures and wind on school buses and buildings. Valley…

Fargo Public Schools hands out meals for kids on winter break

Baskets were handed out with supplies including a turkey or a ham, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, bread, corn and gravy.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)- Fargo Public Schools passes out 131 meals to students families in need. Baskets were handed out with supplies including a turkey or a ham, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, bread, corn and gravy. It’s an opportunity for families to enjoy a special meal over the holidays. The food is a combination of donations from families in the…

Fargo Public Schools will drop mask mandate in January

FARGO (KVRR) – Masks will no longer be required in Fargo Public School facilities, beginning January 17. Masks will still be required for all riders and drivers on FPS transportation, including school buses and activity buses due to a federal requirement. In August, the Fargo School Board directed school administrators to follow the mask recommendations of Fargo Cass Public Health. Because…

Fargo Public Schools drops mask mandate during after hours events

FARGO (KVRR/KFGO) – Face coverings will no longer be required in school buildings during non-instructional hours in the Fargo Public School District. Superintendent Rupak Gandhi says the decision was made following discussion with Fargo Cass Public Health and the State Department of Health. Gandhi says that while masks will continue to be strongly recommended during after-school hours for various meetings…

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…