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Fertile-Beltrami School Earns Blue Ribbon Status

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (10/9/18)

Fertile, MN -- The Fertile-Beltrami School is riding high this week after finding out that they received one of the most prestigious educational awards a district can get. The Fertile-Beltrami Elementary recently was selected as one of eight schools in the state of Minnesota to be selected as a National Blue Ribbon School.  An important part of the U.S. Department of Education, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes outstanding public and non-public schools. In identifying several hundred outstanding schools annually, the program celebrates school excellence, turn around stories, and closing subgroup achievement gaps. Fertile-Beltrami Superintendent Brian Clarke gives credit to the staff and students for their hard work.

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Superintendent Clarke says the district made sure to celebrate the award just like they would any athletic title or achievement.

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One of the great aspects of being selected as a National Blue Ribbon school is that its an excellent marketing tool to showcase to families who are looking for a school that provides a quality education.

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The only other area schools to receive the award were Norman County East Elementary in 2010 and Norman County West Elementary in 2006