School Board

Matthew Lemke, Chair

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

Negotiations: Certified staff; Principals; District-wide individual contracts

Term ends: 2020

Email: mlemke@fergusotters.org

Phone: 218-731-1385

Melanie Cole, Vice Chair

Committees: Spec Ed. Coop & Region I board; Activities Committee; Bldg/Grounds

Negotiations: Certified staff; Special Education Paraprofessionals & Para-educators

Term ends: 2022

Email: mcole@fergusotters.org

Phone: 218-205-4854


Kirby Anderson, Treasurer

Committees: Finance Committee; 544 Education Foundation

Negotiations: Principals

Term ends: 2022

Email: kirbyanderson@fergusotters.org

Phone: 218-770-7161

Melissa Hermes, Clerk

Committees: Curriculum Review Committee; Staff Development

Negotiations: Certified staff; Cafeteria

Term ends: 2022

Email: mhermes@fergusotters.org


Natalie Knutson

Committees: Finance Committee; Bldg/Grounds; Policy Committee; Wellness Committee; Meet & Confer

Negotiations: Special Education Paraprofessionals & Para-educators

Term ends: 2020

Email: nknutson@fergusotters.org


Stephen Vigesaa

Committees: Activities Committee; Policy Committee; Meet & Confer; Legislative Liaison

Negotiations: Principals; Secretaries & custodians

Term ends: 2020

Email: svigesaa@fergusotters.org

Phone: 507-993-5941

School Board Filing Dates

July 22, 2020

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 July 28, 2020, and shall close at 5:00 o'clock p.m. on August 11, 2020.

The general election shall be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. At that election, three members will be elected to the School Board for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2025.

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 general 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 11, 2020.

Dated: June 22, 2020

BY ORDER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD
/s/ Melissa Hermes, School District Clerk