FARGO SCHOOL BOARD

Fargo School Board recall effort fails due to insufficient number of signatures

FARGO (KVRR) – Fargo Public School district officials say there aren’t enough valid signatures to hold a special election to recall four members of the Fargo School Board. A spokesperson for the recall effort tells KVRR that they are looking at their options and will not be addressing the media at this time. The school district says business Manager Jackie…

Watch: Fargo School Board member facing recall vote receiving national media attention

FARGO (KVRR) – Fargo School Board member Dr. Tracie Newman has been getting national media attention regarding her support for students to wear masks to prevent COVID-19 from spreading in schools. Newman, a pediatrician, is one of four board members being targeted by a recall effort.  She was recently profiled by the Wall Street Journal and has appeared on CNN…

Fargo School Board discusses if it will continue mask mandate

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo School Board is discussing whether to continue mandating masking in schools. During a work session, members discussed what mitigation measures should be implemented when it comes to preventing the spread of COVID-19. Board members talked about whether to make masking optional, for parents to decide if their child should be masked or to continue following…

Fargo School Board Meetings held virtually, woman claims move was made to silence public

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Fargo School Board meetings are now being held virtually due to some participants not wearing face masks. According to Board President Rebecca Knutson, some attendees and participants at recent meetings had not been following protocols including wearing masks inside district buildings. The decision to move meetings virtually was made at the last Governance Committee meeting. A…

Fargo Public School Board approves mask mandate

FARGO (KVRR) – Face coverings for all staff, students and visitors, regardless of vaccination status or community transmission rates will be required in Fargo Public Schools. The Fargo School Board approved the policy Tuesday.  The vote was 6-3. A letter from Superintendent Rupak Gandhi says masks are also required for all riders and drivers on Fargo Public Schools transportation, including…

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…

Fargo School Board names top finalists for Woodrow Wilson High School name change

There were 129 name suggestions submitted from the public. The board selected it's top five at Tuesday's meeting.

FARGO, N.D. — The former Woodrow Wilson high school is one step closer to getting a new name. The Fargo School Board has selected five options; Dakota, Central, Voyageur, Valley and Agnes Geelan high school. The process began with public input. There were 214 forms completed and 129 unique names were suggested. It was then left in the hands of…

ND United members seek state to do more to slow spread of COVID-19

In a poll of 756 teachers and education support staff conducted in October, 67% say Governor Doug Burgum has not gone far enough in trying to slow the spread.

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota United has conducted three polls since July to hear from K-12 teachers and education support staff on what concerns they are facing during this unprecedented school year. The most recent survey suggests these educators are growing more fearful of the coronavirus and are asking for more to be done to help slow the spread. There…

Fargo School Board votes to remove Woodrow Wilson name from high school

The board had been encouraged to change the name by community members for the past three years because of the former President's racist past.

FARGO, N.D. — The name Woodrow Wilson will be removed from the Fargo high school. The decision was made by the school board and comes after years of being urged by community members to remove the former president’s name because of his racist past. Those advocates say they feel the school board did not take the process seriously until racial…

Fargo School Board approves 2020-21 final budget

The board approved levying 154.38 mills.

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo School Board approved the 2020-2021 budget at the school board meeting. The approval of the bill was needed after making adjustments from the proposed budget in July. The changes were made as a result of staffing finalization, virtual academy costs and a higher utility bill to address COVID-19 related concerns. The board approved levying 154.38…