• Welcome to Pelican Rapids Public Schools and our Pelican Rapids community!


    As a graduate of Pelican Rapids, I left to see the world. However, as we started our family and talked about our daughter growing up with opportunities and experiences to develop lifelong friends in the safety of a supportive, positive community, I discovered we could only find that by coming home to Pelican Rapids. When I was the very Proud Principal of The Viking Elementary School, I was able to learn more about our schools and how our community developed over the years.


    I am honored and humbled by the trust placed in me by the School Board in my appointment as Interim Superintendent. I will to continue to support our students, parents, staff and community. Pelican Rapids Public Schools works with our families and businesses to provide opportunities for our children to learn and grow.


    There are many characteristics and features highlighting our uniqueness. We offer opportunities to learn about and experience diverse cultures not often associated with small towns. Pelican Rapids Public Schools has a rich tradition of excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts. Our state-of-the-art facilities include the Al Siegle Activities Center for our indoor sports and activities including a raised walking tracking that many visitors use during breaks in action while attending games and events, and the jewel we have in our Fine Arts Auditorium used for school and community performances and events. As a ‘Leader in Me™’ school district, our students learn and practice Stephen Covey’s ‘7 Habits’ honing their leadership skills to meet the challenges of today and those they’ll face tomorrow.


    We hope you find our website helpful. If you have questions, thoughts, or concerns please feel free to contact me.



    Edwin R. Richardson, Ed.D.
    Interim Superintendent
    Pelican Rapids Public School
    Office Phone: 218-863-5915
    Cell Phone: 218-731-9503