Spartan colors may be coming to Fargo North High track
The Fargo Board of Education approved a plan for an unspecified individual to fundraise over $25,000 to change the color of the track planned for North High School from red to Spartan blue and gray.
FARGO — Team spirit means enough to one individual that they are planning to raise over $25,000 to change the color of the planned Fargo North High School track from red to Spartan blue and gray.
The Fargo Board of Education unanimously approved the idea in their meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 24.
“Those of us who were raised as Spartans understand the spirit of this,” Board member Robin Nelson said.
An unspecified individual reached out to Fargo Public Schools requesting their permission to raise funds in an effort to change the color of the track, according to documents.
However, due to a policy change on Jan. 10, the Superintendent of Schools must obtain authorization from the board prior to accepting fundraiser profits in excess of $25,000.
The Planning Committee examined the impact of the idea on district resources and personnel as well as the costs associated with maintaining the color long term, prior to recommending that the board approve the fundraising efforts.
Nelson saw the idea as a win-win that won’t cost the district funding or resources.
The district is in the process of building a new track for Fargo North High School .