KIRSTEN BAESLER

North Dakota State Superintendent Seeking Reelection

Kirsten Baesler says she will run for a third four-year term.

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota’s state superintendent says she plans to seek reelection. Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler says she will run for a third four-year term. The superintendent is a nonpartisan official, but Baesler sought and received the Republican Party’s support in 2016 when she was elected with about 75% of the general election vote. Baesler says that it’s important…

Baesler Seeks Appointment for ND Board of Higher Education Seat

The deadline to apply is March 3.

BISMARCK, N.D.–State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler is encouraging North Dakotans to apply for an opening on the Board of Higher Education. The Board oversees North Dakota’s university system which includes six four-year universities and five two-year colleges. The open seat belongs to Dan Traynor who is resigning due to his recently confirmed federal judgeship. Members of the Board of Higher…

Two North Dakota Students Ace The ACT

Kirsten Baesler says the entire state should be proud of Seth Benson and Millicent Schwartz

BISMARCK, ND — Praise is coming from the North Dakota School Superintendent for two students who scored a perfect 36 on their ACT college entrance exams. Kirsten Baesler says the entire state should be proud of Seth Benson and Millicent Schwartz. Benson graduated from Sheyenne High School in West Fargo and is already attending basic training at the U.S. Military…

ND Officials Are Outlining A Program To Allow Armed First Responders In Schools

The state's superintendent, Kirsten Baesler, expects the draft to be complete by June 13.

With school shootings increasing in the headlines, North Dakota and federal officials are developing the rules for a state program that would allow armed first responders to be posted in schools. The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction is working with the attorney general’s office and Department of Homeland Security officials to create an outline for the program. The state’s…

North Dakota’s House Majority Leader Talks About School Security

Al Carlson Points To Training of Teachers In Other States

FARGO, N.D. —  School security will likely be on the agenda during next year’s North Dakota legislative session. House Majority Leader Al Carlson of Fargo thinks it’s unfortunate that proposals to add more security to schools failed in the past two sessions. The Republican says other states are taking action. “It’s been very controversial with the school boards, and the…