Public Hearing Notice

  • Fargo Public Schools will hold a public hearing to review the Fargo-West Fargo Indian Education Program. Two hearings were held virtually on April 30, 2020. 

    Fargo and West Fargo Public Schools operate an Indian Education Consortium where the distrsicts share programs and staff as well as cultural activities.  The consortium agreement is available for review at either district office.  Fargo Public School is the fiscal agent for the Title VI- Indian Education grant. Dr. Robert Grosz, Associate Superintendent for Fargo schools is the authorized representative for the consortium.

    Indian Education Coordinator, Melody Staebner, plans programs and activities for the students, and coordinates parent involvement.  She can be reached at staebnm@fargo.k12.nd.us or 701-446-3054.  A copy of the Indian Education Parent Committee Bylaws and a list of the current officers is also available for review.

    5.1 What is a public hearing?

     A public hearing is required for all applicant types under ESEA section 6114(c)(3)(C). The public hearing is an opportunity for parents of Indian children and teachers, representatives of Indian Tribes on Indian lands located within 50 miles of any school that the agency will serve if such Tribes have any children in such school, Indian organizations, and, if appropriate, Indian students from secondary schools to understand the program and to offer recommendations regarding the program.  Two basic requirements of a public meeting are that the public be notified and be allowed to attend.  Documentation of the public hearing should be maintained.

    5.2 What information is requested in the application regarding the public hearing?

     Since holding a public hearing is a required element for an Indian Education Formula Grant, applicants must indicate in the application the date on which the public hearing was held for SY 2019-20.  The public hearing date should be before the current date the information is certified and not exceed the EASIE Part II close date.