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FF District may change conferences

Published 11:09am Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Daily Journal A public meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3 to discuss changing the Fergus Falls School District’s sports affiliation from the Central Lakes Conference to the Heart O Lakes Conference or create a new sports conference that is similar to Heart O Lakes.

Fergus Falls, with an enrollment of 730, has already been accepted to participate in the large school Heart O Lakes for football for the 2013 season. The conference includes Park Rapids (405), Perham (413), Detroit Lakes (737), Crookston (365), East Grand Forks (514), Pequot Lakes (427) and Thief River Falls (550). The reason for the potential change, Athletic Director Gary Schuler said at Monday’s School Board meeting, is because Fergus Falls schools are much smaller than the schools they face in the Central Lakes affiliation.

Superintendent Jerry Ness pointed out that Fergus Falls’ enrollment for grades 9-12 is projected to be at 571 by the year 2020-21. Enrollment at most Central Lakes Conference Schools is at least 1,000. The conference affiliation public meeting will be combined with a discussion on the district’s outdoor facilities plan following the defeat of the outdoor facilities bond referendum Nov. 6. The meeting will take place at the Kennedy Secondary School Auditorium.

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