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The North Central Council for School Television, Prairie Public, and the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund partner to offer our services at no charge to all educators in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota.

NCCST Board of Directors Membership
Diann Aberle, Milnor Public Schools
Dr. Rick Buresh, Fargo Public Schools
Merlin Dahl, Finley-Sharon Public School
Pat Feist, Enderlin Public Schools
Dr. David Flowers, West Fargo Public Schools
Leslie Honebrink, St. Josephs School in Moorhead
Larry Guggisberg, Roseau Community Schools
Dr. Dave Looysen, Minot Public Schools
Dr. Larry Nybladt, Grand Forks Public Schools
Clarke Ranum, United Public School in De Lacs
Dr. Steve Swiontek, NCCST President, Devils Lake Public Schools
Dr. John Salwei, Bismarck Public Schools
Robert Toso, Jamestown Public Schools
Bradley Webster, Wing Public Schools

The North Central Council for School Television (NCCST), a 44 year-old non-profit organization of schools established to provide educators with cost-effective supplemental resources for classroom curriculum and educational and literacy services including professional development opportunities, contracts with Prairie Public Broadcasting to administer its services for member schools. The Council’s membership, consisting of the chief administrator, or authorized representative, of each member school established a Board of Directors to act as the policy making body of the Council. The Board is made up of the chief administrators of all member schools exceeding 4,000 students and nine elected directors, two of which are designated as representatives from Minnesota schools.

Prairie Public essentially acts as Executive Director for the NCCST and administers its services, providing standards-based supplemental analog and digital video and a wealth of curricular Web resources for classroom teachers. In addition, the Council funds teacher effectiveness training and workshops in integration of multimedia resources for preK-12 educators and, more recently, literacy based events for member schools. The NCCST Board continues to establish policy; provide membership fees either directly through school fees or, as in North Dakota, through state funding (all North Dakota schools are members); set the budget; and work with other state agencies to promote and insure easy access to instructional resources for classroom teachers and training in their use.

NCCST Bylaws and Legal Documents

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