JIM JOHNSON

Fargo School Board votes down motion to end mask mandate

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – In a 7 to 2 vote, Fargo School Board members decide not to update the district’s policy to recommend masking versus mandating them. A discussion over recommending versus mandating masks in Fargo schools was brought up two weeks ago by Board Member Jennifer Benson. At this week’s meeting, she continued to advocate for parents who want…

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…

Parents petition to recall Fargo School Board Members

The four school board members listed in the petition include; Jim Johnson, Dr. Tracie Newman, Seth Holden and Nikkie Gullickson.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Some Fargo Public School parents have created a petition to recall four School Board members. “Myself and a group of parents have gotten together to start a campaign to recall the Fargo School board. There’s four that are eligible to be recalled at this time; the other five are up for reelection in less than a…

Concerns Raised Over Expanding Pilot Program For Students With Behavioral Problems

Joint Effort Between Fargo And West Fargo Public Schools

FARGO, N.D. — Parents and school district staff told the Fargo school board they have serious concerns about expanding a pilot program for elementary students with severe behavioral problems. The plan, a joint effort with West Fargo Schools, will remodel Agassiz School to eventually handle more than 60 students this fall. Nicole Watkins says she talked to many parents and…

Fargo School Board President Removed for Accusations of Bullying

School Board Vice President Rebecca Knutson will take over the rest of Johnson's term

FARGO, N.D. —┬áJennifer Benson continued to choke up as she addressed her fellow Fargo School Board members. “It might take me a bit to get through this but please bare with me because I think it’s important that we talk about even though it’s very, very difficult clearly,” she said. She told them how their president, Jim Johnson, had bullied…

Jim Johnson Removed As Fargo School Board President

Member Voted 6-3 To Remove Johnson From His Position

FARGO, N.D. — The president of the Fargo School Board has been voted out of his position. Jim Johnson was removed as president by a vote of 6-3 at Tuesday’s school board meeting. A motion was made to remove Johnson from his role due to a violation over written and verbal exchanges between Johnson and other board members and the…