Fargo parents show unwavering support of district, teachers as school year begins

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Fargo, ND) -- In the wake of much more local and national attention, the Fargo Public School District is still getting the thumbs up from several parents and guardians as the new school year gets rolling.

"You always have to be aware of what's going on when it comes to where you're sending your kids to school," said one parent of two who spoke with WDAY Radio. "I love their staff, how they work. I'm pretty satisfied with Fargo Schools."

The positive reinforcement comes at a crucial time, as many in recent weeks from area parents to political leaders representing the state have questioned the leadership of the District in response to the handling of certain issues, mainly the Pledge of Allegiance being recited during school board meetings.

On the flip side, many are just going through the motions when it comes to getting their kids back and ready to school.

"I'm invested when it comes to her school specifically, but don't really pay attention to the other stuff out there," said Grandparent Peggy who also talked with us. "The biggest challenge is trying to get my granddaughter up in the morning!"

Despite some with concerns over the direction of the school district, Fargo Schools is continuing to grow. In their recently released first-day enrollment numbers, the district showed about twenty more students are attending K-12 in Fargo Schools this year over the 2021-22 school year.

The board has noted that with issues like the pledge behind them, the focus should now be on the continued improvement of education of children in the district, as well as other work concerning the budget and negotiations with the local teachers union.