WFPS School Board
The School Board is comprised of seven residents of the West Fargo School District elected at large to four-year terms. They receive an $9,380 annual compensation and the president receives an additional $670. Board members attend regularly scheduled meetings each month, participate on committees specified in their governing policies, and serve as liaisons to schools.
School Board elections for three or four positions on the Board are held in conjunction with the county elections. New directors take their seats in July and the Board elects new officers at that time.
The School Board is a policy-making body. They set the policies for the management of the district that the superintendent and the district staff then carry out. The School Board:
- Approves the budget.
- Establishes goals and priorities.
- Acquires and disposes of property.
- Serves as a link between the school system and the public.
- Interprets educational needs and concerns of the community.
Each year, the School Board sets goals related to specific projects or initiatives they wish to engage in with the district administration. These goals are connected to the district strategic goals and should help West Fargo Public Schools achieve the desired results for students. Click here for the Board’s 2017-18 goals.