Fargo South H.S. teacher Kevin Kennedy suspended without pay

The Fargo School Board is another step closer to firing a Fargo South teacher for inappropriate actions to students

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The Fargo School Board votes unanimously to suspend Fargo South High School Teacher Kevin Kennedy without pay as he goes through the discharge process recommended by Superintendent Dr. Rupak Gandhi. Kennedy’s personnel file details accusations of inappropriate comments to and contact with students. He’s been teaching English, Theatre and Performing Arts at Fargo South since 2013….

Hawley High School exchange student gives back to hometown in Ukraine

HAWLEY, Minn. (KVRR) — A high school sophomore is helping Ukrainian’s stuck in the country by working with volunteer organizations to send resources. A foreign exchange student from Ukraine at Hawley High School is raising money to ensure her hometown receives essential supplies. Daniella Zubarieva remembers from a young age going through lockdown drills at school as a precaution. Now,…

Teachers hit picket lines in Minneapolis as parents worry

Minneapolis teachers on strike (Fox 9)MINNEAPOLIS – Teachers have hit the picket lines at public schools across Minneapolis, calling their strike a fight to ensure “safe and stable schools” for students and for better wages for the lowest-paid support staff. Many families of the 29,000 students in the district are worried. They fear an extended walkout by the nearly 3,300 teachers…

Minneapolis teachers strike after failing to reach contract

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Teachers in the Minneapolis School District have gone on strike after failing to reach agreement on a new contract. The strike affects some 29,000 students. Meanwhile, teachers in St. Paul reached a deal late Monday to avert their own strike. The issues in the two districts were largely the same: wages, classroom sizes and mental health…

Walz wants vaccine and testing requirements for Minnesota teachers

ST. PAUL, Minn. –  Gov. Tim Walz called on lawmakers Tuesday to approve a series of new measures to respond to the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, including vaccine and testing requirements for teachers, school staff and long-term care workers. The Democratic governor detailed his proposal in a letter to lawmakers that he released after meeting privately with legislative…

Teachers And Fargo School Board Reach Tentative 2-Year Contract Agreement

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo teachers and the school board have reached a tentative two-year contract agreement. Board member Jim Johnson says the contract contains a “modest” pay increase. Johnson says the two sides have also agreed to form a committee with representatives of the board and teacher’s union to formulate a new compensation model that should help retain and recruit…

Parents petition to recall Fargo School Board Members

The four school board members listed in the petition include; Jim Johnson, Dr. Tracie Newman, Seth Holden and Nikkie Gullickson.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Some Fargo Public School parents have created a petition to recall four School Board members. “Myself and a group of parents have gotten together to start a campaign to recall the Fargo School board. There’s four that are eligible to be recalled at this time; the other five are up for reelection in less than a…

West Fargo Schools aim to break mental health stigma

Counseling services are offered free of charge for all students.

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — West Fargo Public Schools is helping break the stigma during Mental Health Awareness Month. Staff have started conversations surrounding the topic and discuss the importance of asking for help if a student should need it. The school district also requires all staff get mental health training that covers topics like anxiety, depression and suicide prevention….