required field ddl

I have a question about the ddl.. I need to be required .. and since the database is set as int.
I have to add values to all the item even the header first item "select option".. how can I make it required so the user has to change one of the options?
asp:DropDownList ID="ddlSchoolName" ValidationGroup="page1" CssClass="form_input"  runat="server">
                       <asp:ListItem Selected="true" Value="99">Select School</asp:ListItem>
                       <asp:ListItem Value="1">Santee Educational Complex</asp:ListItem>
                       <asp:ListItem Value="2">Jefferson</asp:ListItem>
                       <asp:ListItem Value="3">Dorsey</asp:ListItem>
                       <asp:ListItem Value="4">Fremont</asp:ListItem>
                       <asp:ListItem Value="5">West Adams</asp:ListItem></asp:DropDownList>

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Try this.
<asp:RequiredValidator runat="server" id="val1" controltovalidate="ddSchoolName" InitialValue="select option"></asp:RequiredValidator>

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Oh dont forget to add an error message like this

ErrorMessage="Blah Blah"
RomacaliAuthor Commented:
humm I got this error:
 Unknown server tag 'asp:RequiredValidator'.

Source Error:

Line 83:                        <asp:ListItem Value="4">Fremont</asp:ListItem>
Line 84:                        <asp:ListItem Value="5">West Adams</asp:ListItem></asp:DropDownList>
Line 85:                        <asp:RequiredValidator runat="server" id="val1" controltovalidate="ddSchoolName" InitialValue="Select School"></asp:RequiredValidator></td>
Crap Sorry.

Change <asp:RequiredValidator  to <asp:RequiredFieldValidator and </asp:RequiredFieldValidator>

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