My name is Pat Rendle and I have the honor of serving as the next ISD 317 Superintendent. I am a humble and grateful person and work hard to lead in the same fashion. Your School Board, Administration, and Deer River Staff are excellent. The supports the District and Community have in place to support our students education is wonderful. Warrior students are lucky to have so many people in “Warrior Country” who care. Thank you for this opportunity.

Most common question I am being asked right now is…“what about Covid?” If you go to the main page of the 317 website, click on latest Covid 19 info and then our safe schools plan. It will take you to the CDC Covid recommendations. These recommendations are what we are using for guidance. As of today, the district does not have any requirements, testing or vaccinations in place for Covid.

As a general rule:

  • If Staff/Student is ill, stay home. When you feel better return to school/work.
  • If you choose to test and test positive, we refer you to CDC guidelines.

The year is off to a great start. All of our regional schools are excited to be focusing on education.

Pat Rendle