On July 24, 1989, the West Fargo School Board received the report from a committee looking for ways to keep the pool at L. E. Berger Elementary open. Their recommendations included putting swimming lessons back in the curriculum for fifth and sixth graders, charging the West Fargo USS Swim team, renting the facility to other organizations. The director of buildings and grounds for the District offered to be on a committee saying. All in all, the facility is very good. I’d like to see it fly.”

In 2004, after a budget surplus for five fiscal years, Superintendent Chuck Cheney reported that the district have “some deficit spending” during the 2004-2005 school year. Increases in teacher salaries and the addition of a new Middle School were the major contributors. The District also ended up leasing back some space In the Clayton Lodoen Community Center. The result was that at the balance carried over at the end of the fiscal year would be smaller than last year, but still over $2.5 million.

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