Public Schools

Fergus Falls School Board votes not to extend mask mandate

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (KVRR) – Starting Monday, students in preschool through sixth grades in Fergus Falls Public Schools will no longer be required to wear masks. The district will strongly recommend them. The mandate was scheduled to end on Sunday and the School Board voted 4-2 Thursday morning to not extend it. The district says updated information was presented on…

Moorhead Schools encourages students to get Covid-19 tests every two weeks

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Health officials with Moorhead Area Public Schools approve of the Minnesota Department of Health’s recommendation for students to get tested for Covid-19 every two weeks until the end of the school year. State health officials say 17 percent of the state’s Covid-19 cases have come from those under the age of 20. Moorhead district officials say they…

Grand Forks Schools ready for students to learn from home

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Grand Forks Public Schools is ready for parents to pick up supplies and technology for students to begin working from home starting next week. Governor Doug Burgum has ordered schools to begin virtual learning on April 1st. The Grand Forks district says students from Kindergarten through second grade will have pencil and paper activities. Third through…

Covid-19 Update: Moorhead and DGF Schools Closed Immediately.

MOORHEAD, MN — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has ordered the temporary shutdown of public schools to allow administrators and teachers to make plans for switching to distance learning as the number of people with COVID-19 increases. Schools will be closed to kindergarten through 12th grade students by Wednesday and will remain shut down through March 27. Moorhead Public Schools decided…

MN Governor Directs K-12 Schools To Close To Deal With Covid-19 Pandemic

Schools will be closed to students by Wednesday, March 18 through Friday, March 27 to accommodate this planning between school staff, teachers, and administrators.

Minnesota closes schools due to COVID-19 Minnesota governor announces temporary closure of K-12 public schools. Details of the closures: https://bit.ly/2TPNqqj Posted by Fox 9 on Sunday, March 15, 2020   ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Tim Walz today signed Executive Order 20-02, authorizing the temporary closure of Minnesota K-12 public schools to students in order for school administrators and teachers…

Bismarck Teachers Report Hundreds of Incidents of Violence

Committee member Matt Fricke told board members that they've been working to encourage employees to report incidents.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ Teachers in Bismarck Public Schools have reported hundreds of incidents of classroom violence since the district began collecting data in 2017. The school board’s Health and Safety Committee briefed members on two years’ worth of data this week which includes cases of students injuring teachers and throwing objects in the classroom. From July 2018 to last…

Fargo Public Schools Superintendent Discusses Priorities in State of the Schools Address

FARGO, N.D. – Fargo Public Schools holds their State of the Schools address. The speech was broken into several parts, including challenges for the district, legislative priorities and vision for the future. “This is an opportunity for both the district staff and board of education to engage with the community and share and update about our schools because we understand it…

Proposed Bill Would Require ND Schools to Offer Bible History Course

The proposed course would be offered as an elective at all public schools

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota legislators are discussing a bill that would allow public schools to offer a course on biblical history. State Representative Aaron McWilliams (R-Hillsboro) says if students want a deeper understanding of American history, they should learn how the Bible influenced the Founding Fathers. “The very first argument of the very first Constitutional Congress was whether or not…

West Fargo Public Schools Officially Welcomes its New Superintendent Beth Slette

Dr. Flowers officially retired on June 30th after a 45 year long career as an educator

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo Public Schools officially welcomed in its new leader Beth Slette as she begins her new role as the West Fargo Superintendent. “It’s been a busy day already, very busy,” Slette said. It’s day one officially on the job and she is already on the go with a jam packed schedule. “The day, I start…

Moorhead Schools Replacing the Traditional Lockdown System

Supporters think classrooms should be allowed more options in active shooter emergencies

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A replacement to the usual lockdown protocol will be used in Moorhead. Teachers and staff members are already getting trained in on the new program. Columbine and Sandy Hook have become shorthand for horrific school shootings. It’s part of what sparked a nationwide effort to change the traditional lockdown system used in schools. “The lockdown protocol we…