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May 25, 2016
School board increases high school activities fees by 25 percent
The West Fargo School Board voted to increase activity participation fees to levels similar to other school districts in the state during its meeting Monday, May 23. The fee for high school activities at West Fargo and Sheyenne high schools will jump from $40 to $50 and the middle...
May 25, 2016 - 8:43pm
May 18, 2016
West Fargo High renovations project will cost $280,000 less than budgeted
The West Fargo Public Schools Board of Education approved $5.8 million bid for renovation construction at West Fargo High School at a special board meeting on Monday, May 16, a bid that came in under the school district's budget and architect's estimation. The school district budgeted...
May 18, 2016 - 9:40am
May 11, 2016
WF school board postpones activities fee hike because of concerns increase isn't enough
The West Fargo Public Schools board will reconsider a plan to increase activities fees after some board members thought the proposed increases were insufficient. District staff presented the board Monday with a plan to increase the fees by $10 over two years at the high school level,...
May 11, 2016 - 5:52am
March 30, 2016
West Fargo School Board election still up for grabs
Only one of the three West Fargo School Board members up for re-election this year has declared he will run again as the April 11 for candidate filing nears. Jeff Shirley has filed paperwork with the district office but as of Monday, March 28, board President Patti Stedman and board...
March 30, 2016 - 3:17am
August 19, 2015
West Fargo School Board considering big pay boost
WEST FARGO – The West Fargo School Board is mulling a more than 75 percent raise for its members to bring compensation closer to larger school districts in the state. The initial proposal was brought up in a board workshop Monday but no action was taken. The board will consider...
August 19, 2015 - 6:00am
August 12, 2015
School board approves preliminary budget
WEST FARGO – Even though the West Fargo School District plans to increase its mill levy in the next fiscal year, that doesn’t mean every homeowner will see a higher tax bill. The district will increase its tax levy by 5.17 percent next year, Business Manager Mark Lemer said Monday. “Basically,...
August 12, 2015 - 3:30am
June 24, 2015
Trap shooting coming to West Fargo schools
Trap shooting will be the newest sanctioned sport in the West Fargo Public Schools system after the board signed off on the proposal Monday. The...
June 24, 2015 - 4:45pm
June 23, 2015
Charges against Knodel dropped
WEST FARGO—After a judge on Monday dismissed the remaining two charges against Aaron Knodel, the criminal case against the 2014 North Dakota Teacher of the Year accused of having a sexual relationship with a student is over. But whether Knodel will return to teaching and his...
June 23, 2015 - 2:01pm
April 29, 2015
WF School Board votes against special assessment
The West Fargo School Board followed in the City's Commission's footsteps Monday night by voting against using a special assessment as a funding mechanism for the proposed $1.8 billion Fargo-Moorhead diversion project. Like the City Commission's vote a week ago, a majority of the...
April 29, 2015 - 4:04pm
February 18, 2015
West Fargo School Board to discuss growth today
The West Fargo School Board is holding a workshop at 5 p.m. today to discuss how it will handle projected growth. Last month, consultants found that the district could eclipse Fargo in size within five years, possibly outgrowing its current number of schools, including the two high...
February 18, 2015 - 12:41am
April 8, 2014
School board has new method for meetings
Over the past several years, the West Fargo School Board has been working to make changes to the manner in which it operates. This is an effort on our part to ensure more systematic, thorough assessment of each area of district operations, as well as to more clearly define roles...
April 8, 2014 - 4:11pm
March 26, 2014
‘Legacy’ picked as name for new West Fargo elementary school
The West Fargo School Board anointed what will be its 10th elementary school in the district a dual-purpose name: Legacy. The board voted unanimously on Monday to call the school planned to open in fall 2015 Legacy Elementary. The name is both an ode to the district’s hopes for...
March 26, 2014 - 12:00am
August 28, 2013
School board discusses next architect choice
The West Fargo School Board mulled over its options during regular meeting action Monday night for selecting an architect for the upcoming elementary school — which will be built during the 2014-2015 school year just south of 52nd Avenue — but elected not to make a decision yet....
August 28, 2013 - 10:31am
March 26, 2013
School board approves hiring of 50 teachers
By Daniel Determan The West Fargo School Board unanimously approved professional staffing requests for the 2013-2014 school year, which call for the hiring of roughly 50 full-time employees, including 12 elementary-level teachers, to cope with the anticipated growth in enrollment...
March 26, 2013 - 12:25pm
March 12, 2013
District names Fremstad High School Principal
Superintendent Dr. David Flowers announced Monday that Jennifer Fremstad has been hired as the new principal of West Fargo High School, effective...
March 12, 2013 - 12:47pm