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GRAND FORKS SCHOOL BOARD

The new members, whose terms start July 1, come on as the nine-member board arrives at a precipice of important school decisions – controversial ones that could leave a notable footprint in the community.
Discussions about closing neighborhood schools have occurred a number of times in the past decade.
There are 23 School Board candidates for the upcoming June 14 election. Twenty of them returned a questionnaire from the Herald.
Teacher recruiting/retention is among the top issues facing the board in the coming years, many of the candidates say, and that interest pleases Superintendent Terry Brenner.

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Eleven of 20 respondents to a Herald School Board candidate survey favor the district's proposed $55 million referendum for a new Valley Middle School and district central kitchen.
Other appointments for teaching, counseling and social work positions approved by School Board
A bar joist has failed in Schroeder Middle School's Family and Consumer Sciences lab and classroom spaces; the area has been deemed unsafe and is no longer in use, said Superintendent Terry Brenner.
Brandon Baumbach assumes the role on May 9, taking over for Scott Berge, who resigned earlier this year
Her top concerns are per-child spending, diversity and a proposed $55 million referendum.
Murphy said his campaign platform focuses on being efficient with taxpayer dollars and helping students succeed.

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Moving it to November probably will mean more people will weigh in on the issue – a good thing with a proposal this big – but it also will give the district time to present every possible piece of information while allowing the voters a corresponding amount of time to digest and critique every aspect of the plan before making an informed decision.
A pair of school board votes set aside $1.5 million this year and next on assorted maintenance projects, plus a further $1 million each year to repay an estimated $15-16 million worth of bonds that will in turn pay for work on fire alarms and other safety-minded equipment at the district's elementary schools and Central High School
So far, four candidates have thrown their hats into the ring for five available seats on Grand Forks Public Schools' highest governing body

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