Melanie Cole, Chair

Committees: Spec Ed. Coop & Region I board; Buildings & Grounds

Negotiations: Certified staff; District-wide individual contracts; Special Education Paraprofessionals & Para-educators

Term ends: 2022

Email: mcole@fergusotters.org

Phone: 218-205-4854

Natalie Knutson, Vice Chair

Committees: Finance Committee; Buildings & Grounds; Policy Committee; Wellness Committee

Negotiations: Special Education Paraprofessionals & Para-educators

Term ends: 2024

Email: nknutson@fergusotters.org

Kirby Anderson, Treasurer

Committees: Finance Committee; 544 Education Foundation; Activities Committee

Negotiations: Principals

Term ends: 2022

Email: kirbyanderson@fergusotters.org

Phone: 218-770-7161

Melissa Hermes, Clerk

Committees: Staff Development; Policy Committee

Negotiations: Certified staff; Cafeteria

Term ends: 2022

Email: mhermes@fergusotters.org

Matthew Lemke

Committees: MN State HS League & Co-Curricular; Activities Committee; Finance Committee; Lakes Country Service Cooperative

Negotiations: Certified staff; Principals; Secretaries & custodians

Term ends: 2024

Email: mlemke@fergusotters.org

Phone: 218-731-1385

Stephen Vigesaa

Committees: Activities Committee; Policy Committee; Legislative Liaison; Curriculum Review Committee

Negotiations: Principals; Secretaries & custodians

Term ends: 2024

Email: svigesaa@fergusotters.org

Phone: 507-993-5941

(First Publication Date: July 13, 2022)
NOTICE OF FILING DATES FOR ELECTION TO THE SCHOOL BOARD
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 544
FERGUS FALLS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
STATE OF MINNESOTA

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the period for filing affidavits of candidacy for
the office of school board member of Independent School District No. 544 shall
begin on August 2, 2022, and shall close at 5:00 o’clock p.m. on August 16, 2022.
The general election shall be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. At that election,
three members will be elected to the School Board for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2027.
Affidavits of Candidacy are available from the school district clerk, Kennedy
Secondary School - 601 Randolph Avenue, Fergus Falls MN 56537. The filing fee
for this office is $2. A candidate for this office must be an eligible voter, must be 21
years of age or more on assuming office, must have been a resident of the school

district from which the candidate seeks election for thirty (30) days before the gen-
eral election, and must have no other affidavit on file for any other office at the same

primary or next ensuing general election.
The affidavits of candidacy must be filed in the office of the school district clerk
and the filing fee paid prior to 5:00 o’clock p.m. on August 16, 2022.

Dated: July 11, 2022
BY ORDER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD
/s/ Melissa Hermes, School District Clerk
Publication Date: July 13, 2022