Schools

School board meeting over mask mandate gets physical

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) – Tensions at a suburban Twin Cities school board meeting over a new mask mandate escalated to a physical scuffle. The Eastern Carver County Schools announced Monday that all students would need to wear a mask through at least the middle of next month because of a rise in coronavirus cases. At a meeting Monday night in…

‘We just want a choice.’ Parents opposed to mask mandates in schools gather in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Parents and grandparents opposed to mask mandates in schools came together Tuesday evening in Fargo. They gathered at a private event titled “Show Faces For Freedom” and say they should be the ones making decisions related to their kids’ health, not school board members. “We’re not saying that we don’t want any masks or nobody can…

Grand Forks School Board approves mask mandate

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR/KNOX) – The Grand Forks School Board is implementing an indoor mask mandate for students and staff as another school year gets underway next week. It’s part of the strategy to reduce the spread of COVID-19 with increasing cases of the Delta variant in the community. Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education Catherine Gillach says it’s important to keep…

Activists call for mask mandate in Fargo-Moorhead area schools

FARGO (KVRR) – Some Fargo-Moorhead area parents are calling for local school districts to mandate face coverings. The Community Alliance for Responsible Education is asking for mask requirements to be established in all F-M area schools. “We’ve had enough of increasingly transmissible and potentially lethal variants of this virus because of that uncontrolled spread. Our children deserve as students to…

Waubun-Ogema-White Earth Schools to receive grant from Line 3 pipeline owner

WAUBUN, Minn. (KVRR) – Enbridge Energy, the Canadian company that owns the controversial Line 3 pipeline replacement project in northern Minnesota, has donated $366,000 to the Waubun-Ogema-White Earth Community Schools to subsidize internet access for low income families. Enbridge spokesperson Julie Kellner says the grant will provide “a combination of broadband and fiber infrastructure, and fund other services that will…

Schools closed due to threat investigation in Lakeville, Minn.

LAKEVILLE, Minn. (FOX 9) – The Lakeville, Minnesota school district closed all of its schools and facilities on Friday while police investigate an “active threat.” District officials sent out a message to families and staff Friday morning informing them that all K-12 students will participate in distance learning from home and follow their previous distance learning schedule. All staff were…

Casey’s launches campaign to help support schools across 16 states

Throughout January, people can round up their purchases and all the money will be going to schools projects and other initiatives.

ANKENY, Iowa – Casey’s kicks off a month long campaign to support teachers and students. The convenience store chain is partnering with LIFEWTR to help K-12 public and private schools across 16 states including North Dakota. Throughout January, people can round up their purchases and all the money will be going to schools projects and other initiatives. Company leaders say…

Pro-Mask Campaign Begins But Still No Mandate In North Dakota

State leaders also announcing a precision online learning program will be made available to all students

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum kicks off a social media campaign encouraging the use of face masks called #MASKUPND. He is still against issuing a mask mandate, leaving that up to businesses and schools. Burgum is also extending the deadline for renewals for driver licenses which expired March 1 or later. State leaders also announcing a precision online learning…

WATCH LIVE: Trump: Schools ‘100%’ should open this fall

WASHINGTON–President Donald Trump says he is “100%” in favor of schools opening in the fall, during the coronavirus pandemic. and is “comfortable” with his son and grandchildren going back to school. Speaking in a news conference Wednesday at the White House, Trump insisted that young people “have very strong immune systems.” “They (children) don’t catch it (the coronavirus) easily and…

Governor Doug Burgum outlines K-12 Smart Restart Plan to open schools

The plan gives districts the opportunity to choose whether to teach students in person, virtually or with a hybrid of both

FARGO, N.D. — The decision on how to educate students this year will be left in the hands of each school district. District leaders will have the opportunity to decide whether to teach students in person, virtually or a hybrid of the two. Governor Doug Burgum says this prevents North Dakota from issuing a state-wide closure of schools. “Some school…