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District taking applications for foundation advisory committee

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Moorhead Area Public Schools is developing an education foundation to support district students and staff. The Moorhead Area Public Schools Legacy Fund will be independent of the district, but will work closely with the district and School Board. The district is now taking applications for advisory committee members who will assist in the development of the legacy fund. Read more.

Board hears preliminary facilities task force recommendation

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

The latest recommendations from the Master Facilities Plan Task Force include adding a fifth- and sixth-grade addition and auditorium to Horizon Middle School and building a new kindergarten through fourth-grade elementary school by 2018. John Pfluger with Cuningham Group presented the current draft of the plan to the Moorhead School Board at a special meeting Jan. 5. Read more.

District taking applications for Citizen Finance Advisory Committee

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Moorhead Area Public Schools is taking applications for its Citizen Finance Advisory Committee, an advisory committee that focuses on school district financial issues. Prospective committee members should have a general understanding or background in financial matters and budgeting.
The committee includes district administrators, staff members, parents and other community members. Members’ terms are for two years. The committee meets approximately quarterly.

The membership application form is available on the district’s website at Completed applications should be submitted to the assistant superintendent’s office by 4 p.m. Friday, January 16, 2015.

The advisory committee reviews long-range school district financial planning and provides input on specific financial issues, appoints subcommittees to study specific issues as needed, reviews and comments regarding underlying assumptions and trends which support long-range financial projections, and reviews and comments on financial policy, the annual tax levy, the annual budget report and the annual audit report. Committee members will serve as key communicators for the school district regarding financial issues, both sharing information with the public and listening to the concerns of citizens.

Contact Assistant Superintendent Brandon Lunak at 218-284-3370 for more information.

Learn about Moorhead Area Public Schools during State of the District session

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Community members were involved in the school district’s Community Engagement Initiative and are now part of a facilities master planning process. Superintendent Lynne Kovash and district leadership team members will discuss the progress on the district’s strategic priorities and plans to move the district forward during the State of the District on Nov. 6. The session will be from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 in Probstfield Center for Education Room 204, 2410 14th St. S., Moorhead.

The State of the District is free and open to the public. Preregistration is requested. For more information and to register, contact Moorhead Community Education at 218-284-3400 or register online at (class is listed under General Interest).

Application deadline for facility task force extended to Sept. 9

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Community members interested in serving on the Facilities Master Planning Task Force have until Sept. 9 to apply. Moorhead Area Public Schools is working with Cuningham Group in preparing a comprehensive facility master plan to guide facilities planning and improvements for the next 10 years. The task force will consider ideas to address instructional, safety and space needs for the schools. Read more.

New assistant superintendent ready to help move district forward

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Assistant Superintendent Brandon Lunak is excited to be part of the team working to move Moorhead Area Public Schools forward. Lunak, who took over as assistant superintendent on July 1, is responsible for the business and operations of the district. Read more.

District and building administrators accept ALS ice bucket challenge

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Several district and building administrators in Moorhead Area Public Schools have accepted the ALS ice bucket challenge this month. Read more.

District forming facilities task force to develop long-range facilities plan

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

One of the nine facilities recommendations approved by the Moorhead School Board in November 2013 was to create a facilities task force to develop a long-range facilities plan.
This August, Moorhead Area Public Schools began working with Cuningham Group in preparing a comprehensive facility master plan to guide facilities planning and improvements for the next 10 years. A facilities steering committee will lead the effort and a larger Facilities Master Planning Task Force will incorporate community members in the planning process. Applications are being accepted until Friday, Aug. 29, from community members interested in serving on the task force.

Applications may be submitted on the district’s website at, or contact the Office of the Assistant Superintendent at 218-284-3370 for a paper copy of the application. Applications are due Aug. 29 and will be reviewed the first week in September. Members will be selected to serve based on their interest and ability to serve, the perspective they represent, and the experience or expertise they bring to the process.

Read the full article at

Moorhead Area Public Schools receives award for financial management

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Moorhead Area Public Schools has been recognized for earning the School Finance Award for fiscal year 2013 from the Minnesota Department of Education.

Interim assistant superintendent Jeremy Larson informed the Moorhead School Board at its May 12 meeting that this is the third year in a row the district has received the award.

The award recognizes the combined efforts of the school board, district administration, and business office staff to ensure sound fiscal management practices and procedures, appropriate policies, and ongoing financial training.

“This award demonstrates the district’s efforts to adhere to solid financial management practices,” Larson said.

Off-site Teacher of the Year encourages students to learn by doing

Friday, May 9th, 2014

As an early childhood special education teacher, April Johnson embraces hands-on learning for her students. In her third year as an Early Intervention Services teacher for Moorhead Area Public Schools, Johnson has been named the Off-site Teacher of the Year. Read the full article at