The Application for P-EBT Benefits for Homeschool and Virtual Students requires families to provide specific documents that verify information including household size, children or dependents, and income level. Parents or legal guardians must attest the reason their child enrolled in homeschool or virtual school was due to concerns about COVID-19. Completed forms may be dropped off or mailed to the district office (601 Randolph Ave, Fergus Falls, MN 56537) or email your completed application to
If you have questions about the P-EBT program or about the newly eligible homeschool or virtual students, please visit the P-EBT webpage (mn.gov/dhs/p-ebt/) or call 651-431-4608 or 1-833- 454-0153 or submit questions through the P-EBT Help Form (pebthelp.state.mn.us).
PSEO allows juniors and seniors to take courses, full- or part-time, at a community or technical college, or a university for high school credit. Students should work with their school counselor to make sure they follow the PSEO guidelines that have been established by the district. PSEO provides students an additional variety of class offerings and the opportunity to pursue additional challenging coursework. The tuition, fees, and required textbooks are at no cost to students.
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The regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 544 was held in the Otter Community Room at the Kennedy Secondary School. Chair Natalie Knutson called the meeting to order at 5:39 pm. The following members were present: Kirby Anderson, Melanie Cole, Missy (Melissa) Hermes, Natalie Knutson, Matthew Lemke and Stephen Vigesaa. Jeff Drake, Superintendent, Renae Macheledt, Finance Director, and Elaine Jahnke, HR Director, were also present.
Missy Hermes, clerk, established a quorum.
Matthew Lemke made a motion to approve the agenda as presented. The motion was seconded by Stephen Vigesaa and carried unanimously.
Natalie Knutson offered the resolution of acknowledgements for the following and moved for its adoption:
Thank you to Michele Harding for the donation to the Otter Angel Account, an account created to anonymously assist families unable to pay for student meals.
The motion was seconded by Melanie Cole and upon roll call vote being taken, the following voted in favor thereof: Kirby Anderson, Melanie Cole, Missy Hermes, Natalie Knutson, Matthew Lemke, and Stephen Vigesaa;
and the following voted against same:
Whereupon said motion was declared duly passed and the resolution adopted.
November 29, 2022
I hope that everyone enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Although we can certainly receive bad weather in October and November, I usually don’t consider winter’s formal arrival until after Thanksgiving. Well, here we are and the lawns are a mottled green and white signifying that the winter season is officially upon us. Which leads to the topic of school closures.
Closing school ranks near the top of decisions that superintendents don’t like to make. I have been making those decisions for over a decade now and I have seldom made one where everyone was happy and in agreement. I believe I have made good decisions the vast majority of the time, but I have also made some bad ones. I have canceled school only to see a beautiful, sunny winter’s day unfold. Then there have been times where I have not canceled school thinking things would be fine, only to see the roads and weather conditions turn nasty.
Minutes from the meeting of the Fergus Falls Public Schools School Board.
News from Kennedy Secondary School, our grades 5-12 building.