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Updates from Superintendent Pagel

Mike Pagel, Superintendent / HS Principal - Fulda Public Schools


The beginning of the school year often brings with it many emotions, and this year is no different. As we prepare to welcome students into our schools for the 2022–23 school year, I realize that the question of school safety is at the top of many of your minds. 


Since the Uvalde, Texas tragedy that took place in late May in addition to recent events in Fulda, many of you have probably wondered: Are our schools safe? The top priority of our school district is the safety and well-being of our students and staff. While we cannot share the details of our school safety efforts, I want to assure you that we employ the best school safety practices and work with local law enforcement as critical partners to seek every opportunity to ensure that our students and staff are safe.


Beyond protecting our students from horrific tragedies, we also take a broader view of student safety. The Fulda Public Schools are places where students are welcomed, encouraged, accepted, and celebrated for their differences; where bullying and harassment have no place; and where students have access to high-quality, nutritious school meals and safe rides to and from school and school-sponsored events. Finally, the Fulda Public Schools are places where outstanding teachers and staff seek to make positive and meaningful connections with students as individuals and to work with our parents, to determine how our schools can best serve their children. 


As we approach the beginning of the school year, I recognize the safety concerns you may have. Our schools are safe, and with your assistance, we will work to make them even safer. Parents, we encourage you to speak with your child and encourage them to report anything that makes them feel unsafe or concerns them to their principal. 


Please do not hesitate to reach out to Mr. Perish or myself with any concerns or questions you may have regarding safety issues at Fulda Public Schools.

Michael Pagel