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Fargo School Board Votes To Censure Member Over Enrollment Allegations

The school board voted 7-2 to censure Jennifer Benson

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo School Board has voted to censure one of its own members for allegedly making false accusations against Superintendent Rupak Gandhi and a top assistant. Jennifer Benson says they intentionally withheld information about declining enrollment numbers. “What motivation would we ever have to withhold enrollment information? And then secondly, if we wanted to deliberately keep that information…

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 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…

Local Bands Aim To Pay Off Fargo Public Schools Student Lunch Debt

the district has accrued over $26,000 just in 2019

FARGO, N.D. — The power of a good voice and some strong beats goes well beyond their sound. “Music has affected change in society for years and so it seemed like a natural thing,” said Jason Boynton. What seemed very unnatural to Boynton and his friends was the $26,000 in student lunch debt at Fargo Public Schools. It’s why they’re…

Former Moorhead Superintendent Candidate Reaches Plea Deal For Indecent Exposure

Scott Staska was accused of exposing himself at stores in St. Cloud and Waite Park

ST. CLOUD, MN — A former candidate for school superintendent in Moorhead has pleaded guilty to indecent exposure. Scott Staska was accused of exposing himself at stores in St. Cloud and Waite Park between May 2017 and April 2018. He pleaded not guilty to all 19 counts in May. But under a plea deal reached on Friday, he pleaded guilty to…

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…

West Fargo Schools $106.9 Million Bond Referendum Passes

WEST FARGO, N.D. – More new schools will be coming to the growing West Fargo Public School District. Voters overwhelmingly approve the district’s nearly $107 million school bond. 71% of the nearly 6,000 votes cast were in favor of the bond. The measure needed 60 percent approval to pass. Under the proposal, about $88 million would be used for new…

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…

Student Causes Injury To Staff Member At Agassiz School

A plan to expand a special education school at Agassiz was halted because of opposition from parents and other advocates

FARGO, N.D. — A staff member at Agassiz School in Fargo was hurt by a student. Superintendent Jeff Schatz confirms the incident happened last Tuesday. He could not comment on the identity, position, or extent of the staff member’s injury, or the gender and age of the student citing data privacy laws. Schatz says it involved a child in the…