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Non-profit leaders push for ND legislature to pass school meal bills

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Leaders from local nonprofits including the Great Plains Food Bank and YWCA are calling for the North Dakota legislature to pass two bills regarding school meals. “Families are really struggling. Their dollars are not stretching as far and they’re having to choose between food and rent or food and heat. The decision they shouldn’t have to…

Watch: Fargo School Board slammed for Pledge of Allegiance controversy

Following intense backlash, the board reinstated the Pledge of Allegiance at board meetings last week.

FARGO (KVRR) – The Fargo school board took some sharp criticism at Tuesday night’s board meeting from members of the public over the turbulence caused by the recent votes about the Pledge of Allegiance. Deven Styczynski, a recent unsuccessful candidate for the school board, spoke specifically to board member Seth Holden who made the original motion to cancel the pledge…

Fargo School Board could reinstate reciting Pledge of Allegiance before meetings

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Following “significant negative local and national feedback” the Fargo School Board will hold a special meeting on Thursday to consider reinstating the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of board meetings. The Fargo School board voted 7-2 last week to discontinue reciting the pledge of allegiance. The school board had been regularly reciting it since April….

Fargo School Board President recommends reinstating Pledge of Allegiance

FARGO (KVRR) – Following “significant negative local and national feedback,” the Fargo School Board will hold a special meeting on Thursday, August 18 to consider reinstating the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of board meetings. The board voted 7-2 last week to discontinue reciting the pledge at the beginning of meetings. The board had been regularly reciting the pledge…

Gov. Burgum Wants Legislation To Ensure Opportunity To Recite Pledge of Allegiance

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — Gov. Doug Burgum wants all public schools and elected governing bodies in North Dakota to have the opportunity to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. It has become an issue after Fargo’s school board voted last week to reverse course and discontinue reciting the pledge before its meetings. Board member Seth Holden said he doesn’t believe it…

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…

3 More Candidates Enter Historic Fargo City Races for Mayor and City Commission

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo voters will have 15 city commission and 7 candidates for mayor to pick from in June. The filing deadline was late Monday afternoon. Michael Borgie is the latest person to get into the mayoral race and just under the wire. Mayor Tim Mahoney is running for another term. Other challengers include Shannon Roers Jones, Hukun…

Fargo School Board member joins city commission race

FARGO (KVRR-KFGO) –¬†Fargo School Board member Jennifer Benson, who has been disciplined and censured by her fellow board members twice during the second of her two terms, is running for the Fargo City Commission. Benson joins a crowded field of 13 candidates who have filed for the two spots up for election on the commission. The filing deadline for the…

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….