West Fargo Superintendent: School District boundary lines need to change

Courtesy of: West Fargo Public Schools
Courtesy of: West Fargo Public Schools

(West Fargo, ND) -- The West Fargo School District will soon be forced to change district lines, at least according to their superintendent. 

Beth Slette is the superintendent for West Fargo Schools, and talked joined the Jay Thomas Show to talk about a sudden decision to change school district lines. Slette says this necessary change is largely due to West Fargo's high population growth.

"To do nothing is not an option," said Slette, "Right now, Sheyenne High School is the largest high school in the state of North Dakota by 178 students. The second largest is West Fargo High School." 

Slette says the information is sudden to them as well, saying boundary changes were normally done with bond referendums with a two year window. Slette says the pandemic cause unexpected and unprecedented growth within the district, forcing them to make the changes. 

The school board is expected to vote on boundary change proposals January 24th.