(Fargo, ND) -- Fargo and West Fargo schools are officially welcoming students back Thursday to class as Summer break officially comes to a close.
While enrollment numbers are still being tallied and won't be finalized for a number of weeks, both districts are reporting slight to moderate growth in overall attendance as the 2022-23 school year begins.
This comes as public schools in North Dakota are still looking to fill positions as academic year gets underway. A poll of teachers by North Dakota United indicates they are less satisfied with their jobs.
The American Federation of Teachers say a key factor is the lack of support for teachers as political conflicts rage. The National Education Association estimates there is a shortage of 300-thousand teachers and staff nationwide.
As for Moorhead Schools, they head back next Monday, August 29th. All three districts are on track to wrap up the upcoming school year next May.