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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…

North Dakota Highway Patrol Has A New Superintendent

Maj. Brandon Solberg is succeeding the retiring Col. Michael Gerhart

BISMARCK, N.D. — A veteran of the North Dakota Highway Patrol will be its new superintendent. Gov. Doug Burgum has appointed Maj. Brandon Solberg to succeed the retiring Col. Michael Gerhart. Solberg has 22 years of law enforcement experience, most of them with the patrol. He started as a trooper in the northeastern part of the state before becoming a…

School For Students With Behavioral Problems Put On Hold

The facility at Agassiz School Was Approved Last Week By Fargo School Board

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Public Schools Superintendent Jeff Schatz says the plan to add a separate elementary school designed to help students with severe behavioral problems has been put on hold. The partnership with West Fargo Schools to create the facility at Agassiz School was approved by the Fargo school board a week ago. Parents and other advocates challenged the…

Lockdown Lifted at Wahpeton High School

The building was put under a working lockdown around 1:00 Tuesday afternoon

WAHPETON, ND – A lockdown at Wahpeton High School was lifted Tuesday afternoon after a pistol shell was found on a classroom floor. The Wahpeton Public School district says the school was put under a working lockdown around one o’clock. Superintendent Rick Jacobson says under this type of shutdown students are under normal classroom procedure. However, no one was allowed in…

New Moorhead Superintendent Ready to Guide District to New Success

Brandon Lunak will look to implement the MSBA's "Portrait of a High School Graduate" towards high school curriculum

MOORHEAD, Minn. — After serving as Moorhead’s interim superintendent since December, Brandon Lunak was happy to receive the news that he would officially become the district’s next superintendent. “When I got the call, the range of emotions went from ‘boy, I’m extremely excited to get the call’ to ‘now, the work begins,’” said Lunak. The Moorhead job isn’t a first for…

Rocori School District hires Interim Superintendent

Dr. John Thein replaces a man once considered for Moorhead Superintendent

COLD SPRING, Minn. – The Rocori school district hires an Interim Superintendent replaces a man once considered for Moorhead Superintendent. The Central Minnesota District has approved Doctor John Thein’s at–will contract. He replaces Scott Staska who’s on administrative leave after being arrested for indecent exposure. Staska is also a former Barnesville High School principal. He removed himself from consideration for the Moorhead…