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Two incumbents, one new member elected to School Board

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Incumbents Laurie Johnson and William K. “Bill” Tomhave will be joined on the School Board by new member Mark Altenburg. The three were elected to four-year terms on the School Board following the Nov. 4 election.

Johnson received 4,344 votes to be reelected to a second term. Tomhave with 3,355 votes was reelected to his fourth term.

Mark Altenburg, a former Moorhead City Council member, received 4,366 votes to be elected to a first term on the board.

The new board members will take their seats on the board at the first meeting in January 2015.

Other candidates were Cassidy Bjorklund, who received 2,018 votes; Melissa Burgard, who received 1,733 votes; Brian Doucette, who received 881 votes; Scot W. Hagen, who received 1,774 votes; Ryan Jensen, who received 1,321 votes; David Marquardt: who received 2,765 votes; Karen Stensgard, who received 2,308 votes; and Karla Swenson, who received 2,638 votes.

Results were canvassed at the School Board meeting on Nov. 10.

The Moorhead School Board is made up of seven residents of Independent School District 152 who are elected at large to four-year terms.

Unofficial results announced for School Board election

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Unofficial results of the Moorhead School Board election held Nov. 4 are: *Mark Altenburg: 4,367; Cassidy Bjorklund: 2,019; Melissa Burgard: 1,733; Brian Doucette: 881; Scot W. Hagen: 1,774; Ryan Jensen: 1,322; *Laurie A. Johnson: 4,344; David Marquardt: 2,765; Karen Stensgard: 2,308; Karla Swenson: 2,638; *William K. “Bill” Tomhave: 3,355. Results are unofficial until canvassing on Nov. 10. Read more.

School Board election set for Nov. 4 in conjunction with general election

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Eleven school district residents have filed for three seats open on the Moorhead School Board. During a special meeting Aug. 21, the School Board set the election for Nov. 4. The School Board election will be held in conjunction with the state general election.

The 11 candidates for School Board, in order of filing, are Karla Swenson, Cassidy Bjorklund, Ryan Jensen, Karen Stensgard, incumbent William K. “Bill” Tomhave, Brian Doucette, David Marquardt, Mark Altenburg, Melissa Burgard, Scot W. Hagen and incumbent Laurie A. Johnson.

The Moorhead School Board is made up of seven residents of Independent School District 152 who are elected at large to four-year terms. Three board members’ terms expire at the end of 2014.

Candidate filing opens July 29 for Moorhead School Board

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Candidates may begin filing affidavits of candidacy for the office of Moorhead School Board member on Tuesday, July 29. The two-week candidate filing period closes at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12.

The filing fee for school district office is $2. Affidavits of candidacy will be available from the school district clerk in the Office of the Superintendent at Probstfield Center for Education, 2410 14th St. S., Moorhead. Completed affidavits of candidacy must be filed at the superintendent’s office by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12 along with the $2 filing fee.

The Moorhead School Board is made up of seven residents of Independent School District 152 who are elected at large to four-year terms. Three board members’ terms expire at the end of 2014.

Newly elected board members take their seats in January 2015, and the board also elects officers at that time.

For school district office, a person may be a candidate who:
• will be at least 21 years old at the time the term of office begins,
• is a resident of the district for at least 30 days prior to the election,
• is an eligible voter, and
• is not registered as a convicted sex offender.

Candidates can have no other affidavit on file for any other office in the Nov. 4 general election.

The School Board sets the policies for the management of Moorhead Area Public Schools, which the superintendent and district staff carry out. In addition to attending the bi-monthly board meetings, School Board members serve as liaisons to various district and non-district committees.

Board members receive $800 per month compensation.

For additional information about the Moorhead School Board election contact the Office of the Superintendent at 284-3330 or visit the district’s website at www.moorheadschools.org.

School Board election set for Nov. 6 in conjunction with general election

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Eight school district residents have filed for four seats open on the Moorhead School Board. During a special meeting Aug. 21, the School Board set the election for Nov. 6. The School Board election will be held in conjunction with the state general election.

The eight candidates for School Board, in order of filing, are incumbent Cindy Fagerlie, Scott Steffes, John Rowell, Paul Baker, incumbent Michael Siggerud, incumbent Trudy Wilmer, incumbent Lisa Erickson and Matt Valan.

The Moorhead School Board is made up of seven residents of Independent School District 152 who are elected at large to four-year terms. Four board members’ terms expire at the end of 2012.

First candidate files for Moorhead School Board seat

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Incumbent Cindy Fagerlie was the first candidate to file July 31 for a four-year seat on the Moorhead School Board. Fagerlie was first elected to the board in November 2003 for a term that began January 2004.

Filing opened July 31 and will close at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14.

The Moorhead School Board is made up of seven residents of Independent School District 152 who are elected at large to four-year terms. Four board members’ terms expire at the end of 2012.

For school district office, a person may be a candidate who:
• is at least 21 years old,
• is a resident of the district for at least 30 days prior to the election,
• is an eligible voter, and
• is not registered as a convicted sex offender.

The School Board election will be held Nov. 6 in conjunction with the general election.

For additional information about the Moorhead School Board election contact the Office of the Superintendent at 284-3330 or visit the district’s website at www.moorhead.k12.mn.us.

School Board appoints Trudy Wilmer to board

Monday, December 20th, 2010

At a special School Board meeting Dec. 20, Trudy Wilmer was appointed to serve on the School Board for a two-year term that ends the first Monday in January 2013.

The appointment of the new School Board member comes after the resignation of Bryce Haugen, who was elected to the seat on Nov. 2 and subsequently resigned Dec. 14.

Wilmer, the mother of three district students, is controller for MidAmerica Holdings Ltd. She also has served on the district’s Citizen Finance Advisory Committee and Instruction and Curriculum Advisory Committee.

Residents approve school district’s operating levy

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Voters in the Moorhead School District approved the district’s operating levy referendum 6,950 to 6,045. The ballot question required a simple majority to pass. School district election results were canvassed by the School Board on Nov. 8 and are now official.

The operating levy will provide the school district $850 per pupil or approximately $5.2 million in additional funds each year for the next seven years beginning with the 2011-12 school year. Moorhead Area Public Schools was one of 35 districts out of the state’s 337 districts that did not have an operating levy.

Read the complete article on the district’s website at https://www.moorhead.k12.mn.us/news/item.aspx?id=1129

Operating levy referendum passes

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Voters in the Moorhead School District approved the district’s operating levy referendum 6,950 to 6,045. The ballot question required a simple majority to pass. School district election results are unofficial until canvassed by the School Board at 7 p.m. Nov. 8.

The referendum will provide the school district $850 per pupil in additional funds each year for the next seven years beginning with the 2011-12 school year.

Unofficial results of the Moorhead School Board election held Nov. 2 have been announced. Four candidates ran for the three four-year seats on the board. The candidates and vote totals are:
Karin L. Dulski: 5,901

Laurie Johnson: 7,648
Kristine Thompson: 6,292
William K. “Bill” Tomhave: 6,609

Three candidates filed for the two-year seat to fill an unexpired board term. The candidates and vote totals are:
Bryce Vincent Haugen: 4,440
Sylvia Hernandez-Cruz: 2,584
Trudy K. Wilmer: 3,696

School Board election results also are unofficial until canvassing at 7 p.m. Nov. 8.

Chamber of Commerce endorses school district’s operating levy referendum

Friday, October 29th, 2010

On Oct. 28, the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce board of directors unanimously approved a recommendation to support the Moorhead Area Public Schools’ Nov. 2 operating levy referendum.

On Oct. 14, the Chamber’s Public Affairs Committee had invited Dr. Lynne Kovash, superintendent, and Wayne Kazmierczak, assistant superintendent, to address the committee about the district’s operating levy referendum.

Some of the points the Public Affairs Committee considered in formulating the recommendation were:
• Education as a business has a direct economic impact, as well as a significant impact on economic development for Moorhead, Clay County and the metropolitan area.
• Youth are an important investment. K-12 education is an important feeder into the area workforce.
• Moorhead School District’s expense structure is below average and would continue to be, should the levy referendum pass.
• Moorhead School District has engaged in proactive expense management in recent years.
• Moorhead School District has a focus on increasing student outcomes and quality of education.
• The state of Minnesota has not taken action to maintain state support for education.
• Moorhead School District works collaboratively with other school districts, specifically Fargo and West Fargo.
• Border Cities legislation in Minnesota would offset the tax impact to commercial and industrial businesses in Moorhead and Dilworth.

Moorhead School District voters will have an opportunity to vote Nov. 2, 2010, on an operating levy referendum that, if approved, will provide the school district $850 per pupil in additional funds each year for the next seven years beginning with the 2011-12 school year.

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