Badger Road Elementary School

Badger Voted Out

Apr 19, 2017
Badger Road Elementary PTA

The Badger Road Elementary school in North Pole will transition to a new name this summer. The Fairbanks North Star School District board voted Tuesday to rename the school Midnight Sun Elementary, but as KUAC’s Robert Hannon reports, the board nearly backed away from changing the Badger name, which links the school to a pedophile.

Badger Road Elementary PTA

A North Pole school will get a new name. The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Board of education approved a measure last (Tues) night to rename of Badger Road Elementary. The road is named after a North Pole area pioneer who plead guilty to child rape a century ago, but as KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the name has long since transcended any connection to the man.

School Rename Discussion

Oct 11, 2016
Robyne / KUAC

School district officials held a public meeting Monday night at a North Pole elementary school to discuss changing the schools name. Badger Road Elementary is named after Badger Road, which was named for area pioneer, farmer, politician and pedophile Harry M. Badger, who was convicted of raping a 10-year-old girl a century ago. KUAC’s Robyne reports.