KIRSTEN BAESLER

CARES Act is Also Making Sure Schools Are Funded During Disruption

BISMARCK N.D. — The CARES Act isn’t just helping out the working class. It’s also making sure our schools still have the means to teach. North Dakota Superintendent Kirsten Baesler answered questions about how school districts around the state can use the relief funds. One requirement is districts and schools continue to pay its employees and contractors during the disruption….

No K-12 School Starting Monday for 5 Days In North Dakota

Gov. Doug Burgum Following The Lead of Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz In Shutting Down Schools For The Time Being

BISMARCK, N.D. — Governor Doug Burgum announces the closing of North Dakota’s schools, public and nonpublic, for one week, beginning Monday. The governor and Superintendent Kirsten Baesler explained the reasons for the shutdown Sunday night. The decision will be revisited Friday. The order does mot apply to daycare facilities. Some of the reasons for the school closings: —The Centers for…

North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction Pleads Guilty To DUI

Kirsten Baesler says she plans to seek treatment

BISMARCK, N.D. — Just hours after being charged with misdemeanor DUI, Kirsten Baesler pleads guilty. The North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction was given one year of probation and $750 in fines for her first offense. She also received a 10-day jail sentence which was suspended. Last month, Baesler was stopped for driving erratically on I-94. She refused a blood…

Kirsten Baesler Charged With Misdemeanor DUI

North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction Plans To Plead Guilty, Seek Treatment

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler has officially been charged with misdemeanor DUI. Her initial appearance is set for March 25. Last month, Baesler was stopped for driving erratically on I-94. She refused a blood or breath test and was arrested. She has said she plans to plead guilty in addition to seeking treatment. Baesler…

State Superintendent Baesler Releases Statement Following DUI Arrest

Baesler was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on February 26

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler released a statement following her arrest for drunken driving. Baesler said she is taking responsibility for her actions and plans to work with counselors to address her struggles with alcohol. In her statement, she says, “It’s important to me to set an example by taking responsibility for my actions, with humility, and to…

ND Superintendent of Public Instruction Arrested for DUI

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFGO) – North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says Baesler was stopped on the Memorial Highway in Mandan at around 10 pm Wednesday. An officer at the Burleigh-Morton Detention Center says Baesler was processed at the Center and was released shortly…

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…