BISMARCK – Former Fargo Superintendent Rick Buresh will serve as an adviser for rapidly growing schools, Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced today.
Starting Aug. 15, Buresh will assist superintendents and other school officials with planning and growth strategies for rapid enrollment.
Buresh also will help form an advisory group of western North Dakota superintendents, teachers, counselors and school board members to keep state officials informed of immediate challenges and school enrollments.
Buresh, an educator for nearly 40 years, retired as superintendent of Fargo Public Schools in June.
“Dr. Buresh’s proven leadership and his extensive experience in school administration, particularly in managing the immediate and long-term needs of fast-growing schools, will be a great asset as we continue to address the challenges that come with rapid enrollment,” Dalrymple said.
Dalrymple has proposed setting aside $200 million to provide low-interest loans to qualified rapidly growing schools for construction of new schools or for improvements or expansions. He also proposes setting aside $25 million in oil and gas impact funds during the 2013-15 biennium for schools affected by oil development.