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Dee Decimus seeks spot on Grand Forks School Board

Her top concerns are per-child spending, diversity and a proposed $55 million referendum.

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The Mark Sanford Education Center, headquarters of Grand Forks Public Schools. (Grand Forks Herald photo)

GRAND FORKS — A Grand Forks business owner intends to run for a spot on the local School Board.

Dee Decimus, owner and founder of All Embracing Home Care in Grand Forks, is a single mother of two who says she has a passion for youth and elders in the community. In an announcement sent to the Herald, she said that as she became informed of decisions being made by the board, she grew concerned.

Her top concerns are per-child spending, diversity and a proposed $55 million referendum.

"The Grand Forks School Board, elected by the people, who are entrusted with the educational lives of our children and their future in our society, need some fresh ideas," her announcement reads. "Serving as a School Board member is a challenging task that provides opportunity to contribute significantly to the health of our community and our kids."

Decimus, who recently purchased a home south of Grand Forks, plans to focus on impartiality and well-intended diversity initiatives to ensure board practices and policies are equitable. It is essential to do so, she said, to sustain investments in diversity and inclusion. She said this approach grew from "decades of pioneering work with leaders, business owners and organizations."

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She seeks to "intentionally create and sustain an environment that supports direction, alignment and commitment from all board members for our students and their future," according to her announcement.

The Grand Forks School Board election is June 14.

Related Topics: GRAND FORKS SCHOOL BOARD
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