FARGO SCHOOL BOARD

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…

School Board to hold more discussion on Woodrow Wilson High School

Board members state that new policy must include looking thoroughly at how they rename schools, as there is possibly more than 6 school district buildings that could be renamed due to their historical links to slavery, segregation, and the oppression of people of color.

FARGO, ND – A Fargo school board governance committee meeting to determine if the school district should rename Woodrow Wilson High School has decided to ask for more public input and develop a new policy on renaming schools in the district. The committee came to the conclusion that they would discuss the topic further on August 11th. They have yet…

Fargo School Board will discuss renaming multiple district buildings

FARGO, ND — Fargo School Board’s Governance Committee recommended the full board come up with new policies regarding the renaming of school district facilities. The committee will again discuss the topic at their next meeting on August 11. The discussion stemmed from a community meeting last week where residents asked the Fargo Human Rights commission to request the school board…

Fargo School Board to Consider Woodrow Wilson, Agassiz Name Change

Wilson and Agassiz are being removed from some buildings for racist policies across the country

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo School Board is considering changes to the names of Woodrow Wilson High School and the Agassiz school building. President Robin Nelson says the topic is gaining steam. Wilson and Agassiz are being removed from some buildings for racist policies. Nelson says they will address the change at the governance committee and decide if it should be…

Fargo School Board Candidate Hosts Virtual Campaign Event

Seth Holden says he is running a platform on teacher morale

FARGO , N.D. — A candidate for the Fargo School Board is doing some digital campaigning. Seth Holden held a virtual campaign discussion to explain why he’s running for the board. Holden says he is running a platform on teacher morale. The candidate is advocating for more collaborative work between the board with state and local leaders to help increase…

Fargo School Board defeats motion to build new middle school in South Fargo

The new school was set to be built on land located east of Davies high School that was already owned by the school district

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo School Board voted against a motion to build a new middle school in South Fargo. The motion failed with a 5-4 vote at the latest school board meeting. The new school was set to be built on land already owned by the school district located directly East of Davies high school. It was planned to help…

Fargo Teachers To Vote On Tentative 2-Year Deal

This latest round of teacher contract negotiations started early last year

James Urlacher & Jen Mastrud, Fargo Education AssocationFARGO, N.D. — Fargo Education Association has reached a tentative teacher contract deal with the Fargo School Board. The deal includes a 1.5% pay increase for the current school year and a 1.25% increase in 2020-2021. The next step is to ratify the 2-year agreement with members. Three FEA only meetings are planned…

The Fargo Education Association Meets with Fargo School Board To Discuss New Contract

The two organizations have been meeting since the contract ended last July, but haven't been able to reach an agreement on salary.

FARGO, N.D.- The Fargo Education Association is willing to agree to the terms set by the Fargo School Board, but are hopeful that they can come to an agreement on salary and a two-year contract. They say a two year contract would give them more time to focus on other initiatives. “We’re excited to start to build that bridge with the…