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What's Happening in Boise School District

August 21:  Online registration begins for Boise School District's FALL Community Education session. Click here  to register for classes. There's a class for everyone! Click here to review our Fall course catalog and find our printed catalog in the Sunday, August 21st Idaho Statesman (subscribers only). Fall session runs September 12th through October 20th. Choose from more than 250 affordable, exciting and enriching lifelong learning classes designed just for you!  

August 24:  First day of the 2016-17 school year for Boise School District students.  Early release for students in grades K-12. Click here for school year calendar and early release schedule. Click here for back to school information, including school supply lists, school boundary locator, school bus stop locator and other valuable information to help you prepare for the start of the new school year.  

Share Your Back to School Photos:  Capture the excitement of the first day of school and share your photos on Twitter using the following hashtag #firstdaybsd2016  

Here's wishing you a fantastic start to a new school year!

Motorists:  Please Slow Down for Students:  On the first day of school, Wednesday, August 24th, drivers need to be on the lookout for students walking to school, waiting at bus stops, or riding their bikes. If you're driving, expect a slightly longer commute time. Also, be aware police officers will be enforcing school zones and crosswalk laws. 

The speed limit in a school zone is 20 mph and the Boise School District urges motorists to pay attention to this speed limit when driving near schools, or students.  Motorists speeding in a school zone face a fine of $156.50.  Slow down in school zones. 

Click the video image to the right to watch a video produced by the Boise Police department to learn more about driving in school zones.

Motorists must also obey the stop arm when it is deployed on school buses. Vehicles traveling the same direction as a school bus must always stop and cannot proceed until the school bus stop arm and lights are no longer actuated.  

Vehicles traveling the opposite direction of a school bus must also stop, unless there are more than three lanes of traffic, such as Fairview Avenue. Any person found guilty of violating this law face a fine of up to five hundred dollars ($500).  Click the video image to the left to watch a video produced by the Boise Police Department to learn more about driving around school buses.


August 29:  At 6:00 p.m. at the Boise School District Services Center, Board Room, 8169 W. Victory Road, Boise, you will have an opportunity to meet the three candidates running in the September 6th Boise School Board Election. Click here for more information about the candidates who are pictured below and learn more about the election or click on their photo below to learn more about their candidacy. 

Candidates for Boise School Board
Beth Oppenheimer

Dave Wagers

Monica Walker

August 30 & 31: Boise School District will  hold two community dialogue sessions as part of its Facility Master Planning Process to develop a long-range Facility Master Plan to guide the District for the next ten years and establish priorities for identified facility needs in our schools and facilities. Click here to learn more.  Dates and times of the community sessions are as follows. 

Community Dialogue #1
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Cynthia Mann Elementary School
5401 W. Castle Dr.

Community Dialogue #2
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Whitney Elementary School
1609 S. Owyhee St.

September 5:  Labor Day. No School K-12 students. 

September 6:  Boise School Board election.  Two trustees will be elected each with a six year term. Polling locations will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. throughout the Boise District. Click here for a list of polling locations and click here for complete Trustee Election information, including information about the three candidates running in the election.  

Boise District Educator Selected to Receive Prestigious National Award: Sonia Galaviz, 5th Grade Teacher, Garfield Elementary School, has been selected to receive the National Education Association Foundation's 2017 Award for Teaching Excellence. Galaviz is one of 43 public educators who will receive the prestigious California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence at the NEA Foundation's Salute to Excellence in Education Gala next February in Washington, DC. The California Casualty Awards for Teaching Excellence are unique: in addition to being recognized for excellence in instructional and professional practice, awardees are nominated by their peers - their National Education Association state affiliate - for their dedication to the profession, community engagement, professional development, attention to diversity, and advocacy for fellow educators. Click here to learn more.
This and That for August: In his latest Data Points blog post, Boise School District Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly takes a closer look at the latest educational news making headlines around the nation and region, including the Seattle School Board pursuing an alternative to the Smarter Balanced Assessment, a Community Schools initiative in New York City and other interesting articles from across the web for the month of August.  Data Points is dedicated to providing student achievement and education trend analysis and is intended for parents and patrons interested in an objective, data-driven look at student performance in Boise and across Idaho. Click here to read more. 

After School Meals Offered to Students: Boise School District is partnering with Boise's Park & Recreation Department to provide supper meals as part of the federally funded USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program. Children will have access to after-school meals at no cost when participating in the Community Center activities at Garfield, Grace Jordan, Hawthorne, Jefferson, Morley Nelson, Whitney and William H. Taft. Click here to learn more.

Applications Now Being Accepted for Free & Reduced Price Meals:  Boise School District participates in the USDA National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs. Free and reduced price meals are provided to qualifying children unable to pay the full price for meals.  Applications are currently being  accepted. Click here for more details or click here to apply online. 
Our Students Need You! Boise School District is in need of substitutes!

Why sub with us?

  • Make a difference. Positively influence the lives of today's youth.
  • Flexible schedule. As an on-call substitute, you can choose which assignments you accept.
  • Good pay for a day's work.  Sub pay has been increased this school year!
  • Generate extra income. Great for retirees or anyone in need of extra cash!
  • Experience and exposure.  Subbing can serve as a stepping stone to a permanent position with greater job security and benefits.
  • Receive free District-sponsored training.
  • It's Easy! Complete a simple, online application.

Click here to get started!

School Bus Drivers Wanted: FIRST Student, Boise School District's school bus provider, is currently hiring school bus drivers for the 2016-17 school year. Click here  to learn more.  

Free Developmental Screenings:  Boise School District provides free developmental screenings for children ages 3 to 5 with developmental concerns. You may call 854-5520 to set-up an appointment if you have a child who may have possible delays in the following areas:
  • Speech
  • Language
  • Concepts
  • Motor Skills
  • Self Help Skills
  • Social Emotional
  • Vision
  • Hearing.
Screening dates:
  • August 29, 2016 (sign up by Aug. 24)
  • September 19, 2016 (sign up by Sept. 14)
  • October 17, 2016 (sign up by Oct. 12)
  • November 14, 2016 (sign up by Nov. 9)
  • January 23, 2016 (sign up by Jan. 18)
  • February 27, 2017* (sign by Feb. 22) *for children not eligible for kindergarten.

Share Your Passion with the People - Teach a Community Ed Class:  Have a passion, skill or knowledge you want to share with the public? Consider teaching a Community Education class.  Click here to learn more.

Parents -  Sign-Up for Emergency Text Messaging:  The Boise School District offers emergency text messaging for parents/guardians.  Click here to learn more and sign-up.

Mobile App Available: Boise School District has a mobile app to improve communication to you. The app is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.  

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News Media Contact:
Dan Hollar
Public Affairs Administrator
Boise School District  
(208) 854-4064

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