The Fairmont School Board on Tuesday approved waiving five of nine inclement weather days for staff. There will be no requirement for students to make up inclement weather days.

For teachers, June 4-5 will be required in-service days. The remaining 16 hours will be made up through individual staff development or curricular development, as directed by building administrators.

“Even with us losing nine days, we are still over in hours required for students because we have longer days than most public schools in Minnesota,” according to Superintendent Joe Brown.

The Fairmont Area School Board approved the 2019-20 school year High School Course Options Catalog. It is posted on the school district website.

Members of Fairmont High School’s speech team who went to the state meet at Wayzata High School on April 12-14 were present to talk about their experience. Co-coaches are Erik Walker and Kathleen Perry.

Thirteen Fairmont students went to the state meet. There were 35 students on the team this year, ranging from seventh-graders to seniors. Fairmont took fifth place as a team at state.

The board approved the hiring of Dylan Van Brocklin as the boys head hockey coach for 2019-20.