Voting ResultsFergus Falls, May 14, 2024 - The Fergus Falls Public School District acknowledges the results of the recent school bond election, in which the proposal for a new elementary school dedicated to grades 3 through 5 did not receive the necessary support for approval. The unofficial results of the election are: 1,341 voted in favor; and 2,262 voted against the same. While disappointed by the outcome, the district remains committed to providing the best possible educational experience for all students within the existing facilities.

Superintendent Jeff Drake, emphasized the district's ongoing dedication to addressing the needs of its students. "We understand and respect the decision made by the community regarding the school bond measure," said Superintendent Drake. "Although the proposal was not approved this time, we will continue to work diligently to ensure that our students receive a high-quality education in safe and nurturing environments."

For more information or inquiries, please contact Jeff Drake, Superintendent via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via phone at (218) 998-0544.

Greetings!

On behalf of the Fergus Falls Public School District, I extend a warm welcome.  We are honored that you have entrusted us with the care and education of your child. 

The Fergus Falls Public School District is a special place.  Our mission statement outlines our commitment to each and every child:  “The mission of the Fergus Falls Public Schools is to prepare productive and engaged members of society by creating an environment where all students reach their full potential.”

What will your child’s experience be as a member of our school community?  Children will be surrounded by adults who care about them.  We will provide the necessary support to help ensure that each child is successful.  Children will be challenged.  That’s how new skills are developed and how learning, confidence and leadership is fostered. 

In providing a robust 21st century learning environment - we emphasize the five “Cs” - Core Knowledge, Creative Problem Solving, Communication, Contributing Citizen and Character.  These core competencies ensure that our students will be well-positioned for success wherever their dreams take them.

We pride ourselves on providing a rigorous academic curriculum with a diverse selection of electives.  We support our students with a 1:1 technology initiative to augment instruction, we have strong vocational programs and excellent participation among our students in the arts.  A large percentage of our students are involved in co-curricular activities and our programs are highly respected and competitive.  In summary, we offer the family atmosphere of a small rural school combined with the opportunities typically only found in much larger districts. 

Through the process of discovering and developing their talents, interests and skills, our students are going to make great memories, grow in confidence, become leaders in our school and community and form lifelong friendships.  Once an Otter, always an Otter!

Warmest Regards,

Jeff Drake

Superintendent