Fargo School Board to discuss board member compensation, land agreement in upcoming meeting

Photo by: Fargo Public School District
Photo by: Fargo Public School District

(Fargo, ND) -- Tuesday's Fargo School Board meeting is sure to be an eventful one, with many prospects of the future being discussed.

One of which includes the purchasing of land from Sanford Health, which would be used for a new building and services involving the district. Funds being discussed for purchasing the property are upwards of $8.1 million, and includes an exchange of land with A & T Land Co. LLC involved as well.

Another topic that will be discussed is the possibility of a pay increase for school board members.

Board compensation was set at $750 per month in 2004 and raised to $1,000 per month effective January 1st, 2009. Since then, only once in 2016 was another raise approved, but then shortly rescinded.

In 2018 and 2020, the Board reaffirmed the $1,000 per month compensation, while in 2019, 2021 and 2022, no action was taken on the matter.

For a full rundown of the upcoming Fargo School Board meeting, as well as a breakdown of the land proposal, click here.