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Incoming West Fargo Superintendent Talks District Challenges

Beth Slette is no stranger to the school district

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo Schools has hired Beth Slette to be the next superintendent. “The process of interviewing for superintendent was very overwhelming to me. So the process of finding out that I was being offered the position was very humbling and exciting,” she said. Slette is no stranger to the West Fargo school district. She’s been with them…

School Superintendent In Bowman Charged With Drug Crimes

David Mahon Placed On Indefinite Leave

BOWMAN, N.D. — The school superintendent in Bowman has been placed on paid administrative leave after being charged with drug crimes. Court documents show David Mahon faces misdemeanor charges of drug possession and felony charges of endangering a child. Mahon allegedly allowed two teens to smoke marijuana in his home. The felony charges each carries a maximum sentence of five…

Former Moorhead Superintendent Candidate Accused Of Indecent Exposure Numerous Times

at five gas stations and a clothing store

WAITE PARK, Minn. — The accusations against a former candidate for superintendent in Moorhead are mounting. Police say Scott Staska, the superintendent of Rocori schools, publicly exposed himself at least 16 times since late last year. The indecent exposure took place at five gas stations and a clothing store in Waite Park and St. Cloud. Staska was arrested last week…

Moorhead School Board Selects Brandon Lunak as New Superintendent

Brandon Lunak will begin negotiations with the board after serving as interim superintendent since December

MOORHEAD, Minn. — After the second round of interviews was complete, the Moorhead School Board voted to select Brandon Lunak as their new Superintendent. Lunak served as the Interim Superintendent since December 2017. Before he filled in for Lynne Kovash, Lunak was the Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations for Moorhead Area Public Schools since 2014. Before that, he was…

Beth Slette Offered West Fargo Superintendent Position

School Board Voted 7-0 To Offer The Job To Slette

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo Public Schools has a new superintendent. School board members voted unanimously to offer the position to Beth Slette. She is the current West Fargo assistant superintendent of elementary education and has been with the district since 1994. Slette was one of two final candidates in the running for the job. The other was Ben…

New Superintendent of Fargo Public Schools Selected

Rupak Gandhi will start his new job in July

FARGO, N.D. — After a week of interviewing finalists, Fargo Public Schools unanimously voted to hire Rupak Gandhi as the next superintendent. “I’m over the moon. I’m just so energized and exhilarated to be here,” Gandhi said. “My wife and I— to be honest— we were in tears this morning, because we’re so passionate about moving our family to Fargo and…

Fargo Schools Hire Superintendent

Mr. Rupak Gandhi is currently the Assistant Superintendent for Harrison District Two in Colorado Springs, CO.

  FARGO, ND — Fargo Board of Education voted unanimously to offer the position of superintendent to Mr. Rupak Gandhi. Gandhi has accepted the position pending the negotiation of a written contract. Rupak Gandhi is currently the Research, Data and Accountability Officer (Assistant Superintendent) for Harrison School District Two in Colorado Springs, CO. Gandhi graduated from Texas A&M University with…

Candidate for Moorhead Superintendent Arrested

Scott Staska was arrested on charges of indecent exposure

  WAITE PARK, Minn. — A candidate for Moorhead Schools superintendent has removed himself from consideration. He was a finalist until he ended up under arrest. Earlier this week, employees at Kwik Trip in Waite Park told an officer that a man had been exposing himself. According to police, that man is 56 year–old Scott Staska, who’s on administrative leave as…

Moorhead School Board Picks Final 6 Candidates for Superintendent

Two Moorhead Public Area School Employees Are In The Running

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The interim superintendent for Moorhead Public Schools has made the final six. Brandon Lunak is among the school board’s six finalists for the position. The others include Moorhead’s Assistant Superintendent of Learning Melissa Eidsness and superintendents from Pelican Rapids, Long Prairie, Worthington and Cold Spring. They were among 18 applicants to fill the job vacated by the…

North Dakota’s House Majority Leader Talks About School Security

Al Carlson Points To Training of Teachers In Other States

FARGO, N.D. —  School security will likely be on the agenda during next year’s North Dakota legislative session. House Majority Leader Al Carlson of Fargo thinks it’s unfortunate that proposals to add more security to schools failed in the past two sessions. The Republican says other states are taking action. “It’s been very controversial with the school boards, and the…