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MN schools cannot withhold diploma based on meal debts, AG says

(FOX 9) – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison issued a binding written opinion that under state law, “public schools are prohibited from denying students — who are eligible to receive their diploma — the opportunity to participate in graduation ceremonies due to unpaid meal debts.” The opinion comes in response to a request from the Commissioner of Education following reports of some…

Community Learns About $9 Million Northern Cass Bond Proposal

The bond would bring new programs to the school district

ARGUSVILLE, N.D. – Community members in the Northern Cass School District discuss a nine million dollar bond that would bring new programs to the school district. The bond will be on the ballot for the general election on June 11th and would add a vocal and instrumental music space. It would also repurpose the current gym into a personalized learning lab…

Waubun School Lockdown Lifted After Report of Person With Weapon

WAUBUN, Minn. – Waubun High School was under lockdown for nearly three hours Tuesday because of a report of a person with a gun near the building. The Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office says the Becker County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call around 11:00 AM. White Earth Police, the Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota State Patrol responded and the school…

Minnesota Governor Signs “Snow Day Relief” Bill Into Law

Minnesota normally requires public schools to hold 165 days of classes per academic year, or they could lose state aid

ST. PAUL, MN — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signing the “Snow Day Relief” bill passed by the legislature The bill was passed last week to allow school districts to count cold or snow days as instructional days, so they aren’t penalized for keeping students safe. “This was a compromise there was some issues to be worked out in making sure we…

Schools Could Be Getting A Break For Calling Off Classes This Winter

Gov. Walz: Districts Won't Be Punished; Gov. Burgum: Willing to Consider Waivers

School districts are being surveyed to decide whether to ask lawmakers for a shorter school year after winter weather forced many to cancel classes. The Minnesota Department of Education and lobbying groups are seeking information about how the last two weeks of extreme cold and snow have affected class time totals. A number of districts could fall short of the…

Middle School Principal Has Fun “Singing” School Announcement In Casselton

She did it to the tune of "All About That Bass" by Meghan Trainor

CASSELTON, ND — A principal at Central Cass Middle School had a little fun with her latest school announcement. Lisa Narum shared a YouTube video with students letting them know that class Monday morning was going to be two hours late. She did it to the tune of “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor. “Yeah I think it’s pretty clear…

Worker Falls Through Ceiling at Shanley High School

No one else was injured

FARGO, N.D. — A contractor falls through the ceiling while working at Shanley High School. The school noticed some ventilation issues yesterday, and called a contractor to address the problem. “We knew something was wrong with the system, needed attention in the system and we identified the source and called them and they were in today working on it,” Mike Hagstrom,…

More than 100 Student Organizations Take Part in NDSU’s Spring Involvement Expo

There's everything from academic organizations to service groups to sports clubs

FARGO, N.D. — A new semester also means new chances to get involved for NDSU students. More than 100 student organizations set up booths at the spring involvement expo. There’s everything from academic organizations to service groups to sports clubs. There are also groups that focus on a unique topic like Robotics Club, 3–D Printing Club, Amateur Radio Society, and Unicycle…

Proposed Bill Gives ND School Districts Option of Online Learning on Snow Days

With virtual learning, school districts don't have to make up days from bad weather

NORTH DAKOTA –  A proposed bill offers online learning on days where school is called off because of bad weather. If the bill becomes law in North Dakota, school districts across the state would be able to decide whether or not they want to put the plan in place. The bill was introduced by Rep. Jim Grueneich of Jamestown. KVRR reached…