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.
Annual School Board & Superintendent Goals
Standard 1: Purpose and Direction
Goal 1.1 Strategic Planning: Continue to Support and Monitor Desired Goals of Strategic Plan
1.1.1 Provide feedback and support as administration refines key indicators and develops appropriate measures of desired results policies
1.1.2 Provide feedback and support as administration continues to refine key indicators and develops appropriate measures and evidence of compliance for Operational Expectations policies
Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
Goal 2.1 Continue to build the board’s capacity to provide effective governance
2.1.1 Attend Coherent Governance Wisdom Sharing, and provide input to the full board regarding enhancements or improvements to the WFPS board’s governance process
2.1.2 Represent the district at NDSBA, NSBA, AASA, AVID conventions
2.1.3 Continue training with Aspen Group
Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
Goal 3.1 Monitor Desired Results policies
3.1.1 Provide input and direction to administration regarding key indicators and appropriate measures acceptable to the board to monitor progress on Desired Results
3.1.2 Monitor and provide feedback to administration through each cycle of interpretation and monitoring of Desired Results policies
3.1.3 Designate appropriate resources and/or build educator capacity aligned to needs identified in Desired Results policies
3.1.4 Develop and monitor key indicators for preschool
Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
Goal 4.1 Facilities - Steward the taxpayers’ trust in oversight of district bond referendum construction projects
Goal 4.2 Enrollment Boundaries – continue to monitor transitions
Goal 4.3 Staff Support - Recruit/attract, and retain a high quality staff, while exploring potential efficiencies to eliminate deficit spending
4.3.1 Engage in collaborative dialogue with the WFEA
Goal 4.4 Classroom Equipment Equity – Monitor the ability to provide equitable resources for the 21st Century classroom.
Standard 5: Using Results for Continuous Improvement
Goal 5.1 - Monitoring of operational expectations - Provide feedback to administration regarding effective operation of the school district through monitoring of Operational Expectations and Desired Results Policies