Indoor Air Quality

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.

Asbestos

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. Ed Shea 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.

Pesticide Use

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.

Lead in Water

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.