“It’s deeply disappointing to see that Bismarck thinks they know better than local school districts and the communities they serve,” Nathan Berseth said.

Berseth is president of the board for the Richland 44 School District serving northern Richland County, North Dakota. Richland 44 currently has approximately 275 students in its elementary and junior-senior high school. Dr. Britney Gandhi, the district superintendent, is also its high school principal.