Valley News Live obtained the data that’s in the middle of the controversy. We have numbers from the West Fargo and Fargo school districts spanning five years on suspensions and expulsions broken down by race and ethnicity.
Each of the 23 schools has a unique layout, drop-off lanes, parking lots and even the number of doors meaning that each school has a different set of rules for returning. Parents were sent home letters to make school a lot easier for them this school year.
As parents, students, administrators and district employees nervously eye the reopening of Fargo and West Fargo Public Schools under coronavirus pandemic rules, many are wondering if safety plans will offer enough protection.
The first day of school is fast approaching, and some Fargo parents said the school district dropped the ball with Virtual Academy. They said school will start a week from Tuesday, and there’s no plan for teaching their kids online.
Many families are frustrated that local public school districts are starting the fall semester with hybrid learning. Instead of keeping the kids home half the time, parents are exploring other options, even if that means a bigger expense.
A Fargo mom wants her kids in school five days a week, and she is rallying other parents through an online petition. It's in response to Fargo Public Schools' decision to start the school year with hybrid learning.
Minnesota State University and The University of North Dakota students can join a Zoom meeting this afternoon to receive the latest updates involving back to school practices for the upcoming fall semester.