Two North Dakota bills target felons on school boards

February 8, 2019 | Minot Daily News

The first place one might look for seediness and corruption in a small community might not be the school board, but Ella Davis says she has no trust in those overseeing her son’s school on the Turtle Mountain Reservation.

“We have a quorum of felons on the school board and it’s more like a syndicate,” Davis said. “That’s the way they’re operating.”

Three of the Belcourt School Board’s members are convicted felons, according to records at U.S. District Court in Bismarck. Douglas Delorme was convicted in 2007 of assault. He was convicted of embezzlement from the tribe, witness tampering and subornation of perjury in 2003.

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