In addition to the powers granted to all school boards by section 15.1-09-33, the board of education of the city of Fargo has the power and duty:

Terms Used In North Dakota Code 15.1-09-50

  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Property: includes property, real and personal. See North Dakota Code 1-01-49
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See North Dakota Code 1-01-49

1.    To organize, establish, and maintain schools within the boundaries of the Fargo public school district; to change and discontinue the schools; and to liquidate the assets of the discontinued schools, as authorized by the state board of public school education.

2.    To lease houses or rooms for school purposes, lease lots or sites for schools, and fence real property.

3.    To build, enlarge, alter, improve, and repair schools and appurtenances upon lots or sites now owned or leased for school purposes.

4.    To provide, sell, exchange, improve, and repair school apparati, books for indigent students, and appendages.

5.    To provide fuel and other supplies for the schools.

6.    To have the custody and safekeeping of the schools, books, furniture, and appurtenances and to see that local ordinances regarding schools are observed.

7.    To compensate teachers out of the money appropriated and provided by law for the support of the public schools within the boundaries of the district so far as the same is sufficient, and to pay any remainder due from the money raised as authorized by this chapter.

8.    To have the control and management of the public schools within the boundaries of the district and from time to time to adopt rules for their good order, prosperity, and utility.

9.    To prepare and report to the mayor and the city council ordinances and regulations necessary for the protection, safekeeping, and care of the schools, lots, sites, and appurtenances and all the property belonging to the city, connected with and appertaining to the schools, and to suggest proper penalties for the violation of ordinances and regulations.