The Fergus Falls school district has written indoor air quality (IAQ) management plan that describes our on-going effort to monitor and improve the air quality in our buildings. Doug Anderson is our IAQ coordinator, responsible for seeing that the management plan is implemented to prevent as many IAQ problems as possible and to quickly respond to any IAQ problems that may arise. The plan is available to the public during normal school hours. If you have any questions or concerns regarding indoor air quality, please contact Doug (218)-998-0544.
In accordance with federal regulations, the Fergus Falls Public Schools have a management plan documenting the location and condition of all known or assumed asbestos containing materials (ACM) in the buildings. Every six months, the designated person visually inspects the condition of the ACM. Also, every three years a re-inspection of the ACM is completed where all ACM is inspected, measured, and verified on maps with their locations. Three-year reinspection’s were completed during the month of August 2022 by an accredited inspector and management planner from Lakes Country Service Cooperative. The management plan is available for public inspection at the school office during normal business hours. Eric Strom is the designated person responsible for maintaining the asbestos management plans for the district. He can be reached at (218)-998-0544 with any questions.
A Minnesota state law went into effect in year 2000 that requires schools to inform parents and guardians if they apply certain pesticides on school property.
Specifically, this law requires schools that apply these pesticides to maintain an estimated schedule of pesticide applications and to make the schedule available to parents and guardians for review or copying.
State law also requires that you be told that the long-term health effects on children from the application of such pesticides or the class of chemicals to which they belong may not be fully understood.
An estimated schedule of pesticides is available at the Administration Office. Parents of students may request to receive, at their expense, prior notification of pesticide applications made on days other than those specified in the estimated schedule (excluding emergency applications).
Contact Doug Anderson at (218)-998-0544 with any questions.
The Fergus Falls School District will follow the recommendations of the Minnesota Department of Health’s “Lead Contamination Control in School Drinking Water Guidance Manual.” The Fergus Falls School District completed lead in water testing during the 2018-2019 school year. The results of testing are available upon request. Re-testing will be completed during the 2023-2024 school year.
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!
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