SCHOOL BOARD

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…

Agassiz Greenway Being Renamed After Racist History Uncovered

During a public meeting, the Council received comments about Agassiz's views on systematic racism and white supremacy.

FARGO-MOORHEAD – A few months ago, when Agassiz Greenway was still an idea, members of the committee wanted to give the project a name that would stick. The name was given after Louis Agassiz, a well-known biologist and geologist from the 1800. “It’s kind of a name that symbolizes our region it seems like and so, the committee really felt…

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 Candidates Share Their Visions

Election Day for the school board is June 9th

FARGO, N.D. — All 13 candidates for the Fargo Public School Board joined a public forum about why they should get the job. The debate was hosted by the Red River Valley League Of Women Voters. The debate touched on multiple topics about education methods but talk of the town was COVID-19 and future plans. The questions also included audience…

Fargo School Board discusses virtual learning, serving meals at emergency meeting

FARGO, N.D. – The Fargo School Board holds an emergency meeting to discuss Coronavirus planning. The district is drafting a plan on distance learning if schools are closed due to the outbreak. Middle and high schoolers would use the technology the school has already provided them for virtual learning. Elementary schoolers may have work sent home. Teachers would also have virtual…

Attorney Asks Judge To Release Shooting Threat Suspect To Mental Health Treatment Center

44-year-old Joshua Mjoness of Christine, North Dakota Was Arrested In Yellowstone With A Handgun And 50 Rounds of Ammo

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Attorneys for a Christine, North Dakota man accused of threatening to shoot people at an office in Idaho wants him released to a mental-health treatment center. A public defender for 44-year-old Joshua Mjoness told a judge in Wyoming that defense attorneys might seek inpatient treatment. The judge didn’t make any rulings. Federal investigators say Mjoness threatened to…

Teachers And Grand Forks Public School District Reach Tentative Deal

The agreement still needs to be ratified by the teachers and the school board

GRAND FORKS, ND — A tentative contract agreement has been reached between teachers and the Grand Forks School Board. In addition to some language changes, the package calls for a 1.5% pay increase in each of the next two years. Adding step increases pushes the percentage to over 3% each year. The agreement leaves health insurance as is, with premiums…

School board votes to buy Target in Fergus Falls

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (KFGO) – The Fergus Falls School Board agrees to buy the vacant Target building in Fergus Falls and land nearby. Superintendent Jerry Ness says the space is badly needed for early childhood programming. In a special meeting, the also voted to fully authorize the administration to finalize the purchase. The store, on the west edge of town closed…

Woman Wins School Board Seat Years After Embezzling From School District

Melissa Starr received 35 write-in votes to win a seat on the Twin Buttes board

TWIN BUTTES, ND —  A woman convicted of embezzling from a school district on the Fort Berthold Reservation has been elected to its school board. Melissa Starr received 35 write-in votes to win a seat on the Twin Buttes board in a special election Tuesday. The town is northwest of Bismarck. Starr pleaded guilty in 2007 to embezzlement and theft…

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…