FARGO SCHOOL BOARD

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…

Advocates continue to push for renaming Woodrow Wilson High School

Several speakers addressed the school board at Tuesday's meeting to urge them to change the name because of Wilson's racist history.

FARGO, N.D. — Changing the name of Woodrow Wilson High school seems like a no-brainer to many. “Wilson’s horrific record of segregating the federal government, firing African Americans, doing nothing to prevent racial violence and arresting hundreds of thousands of people for allegedly criticizing the government is clear,” said advocate Jim Shaw. Despite the clarity of Wilson’s racist past, the…

Fargo School Board Begins Process To Rename Woodrow Wilson High School

There is also a call to rename the former Agassiz Middle School due to Louis Agassiz's racist beliefs.

FARGO, N.D- “Wilson’s racist thinking and policies make him an inappropriate namesake for a school,” says Community Advocate Jim Shaw. Community members come together to call for change. One that starts with the smallest actions. “Today, I’m asking you to remove the name of Woodrow Wilson from one of Fargo’s Public High Schools,” Shaw adds. The discussion to change the name…