• A District Committed to Developing Successful Learners Through Relevant Education and Purposeful Community Partnerships.


    As elected members of your Thief River Falls Public School Board, we are responsible for working together to set policy and oversee our district's budget, curriculum, personnel and physical facilities. We look out for the best interest of our district as a whole to ensure that we can effectively serve each and every student.


    We always want to hear from you - Share your stories. Ask questions. Provide insights. Offer ideas. We welcome your emails and phone calls.


    Want to know more about us?

    Your board consists of seven community members, each elected for a four-year term. Superintendent Donita Stepan serves as an ex-officio board member and is responsible for implementation of board policies and directives.


    Questions, want to know more?

    Contact Melissa Bushy, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and Board of Education, at 218-681-8711 ext. 5227, or melissa.bushy@myprowler.org.

Core Values

  • Drivers of our words and actions

    Excellence: High achievement for all, in all that we do

    Integrity:  Aligning our actions with our values and beliefs

    Accountability: To fulfill one's roles and responsibilities and be responsive to results

    Respect:  Pride in who we are, accepting our differences

    Community: It's about all of us all of the time

    Partnership: Engaging in relationships and action which empowers learning for ALL

Strategic Directions

  • Prioritized focus of our time and resources

    A: Developing guaranteed and viable curriculum, assessments, and student supports.

    B: Leading through innovative learning, technologies, and partnerships.

    C: Connecting with our families where they are.

    D: Providing a safe environment for the wellbeing of all students and staff.

    E: Actively seeking and developing an exceptional workforce.

    F: Efficiently managing finances and facilities with purposeful, intentional alignment.