District News

D91's SPFF Up For Renewal money


The Idaho Falls Board of Trustees is asking parents and patrons to go to the polls on March 8, 2022, to vote on renewal of the district’s School Plant Facilities Reserve Fund Levy (SPFF). It generates about $2.4 million a year, which is used for capital expenses such as technology, school buses, matching funds for PTOs, as well as ongoing maintenance and routine repairs to our school buildings. It is not a new levy. It has been in place for decades. If D91’s parents and patrons vote to renew the levy, the tax impact per $100,000 of taxable assessed value is not expected to change. In fact, D91’s parents and patrons have seen the district’s total tax bill decrease over the last few years. Learn More.

Board Work Session Jan. 25 video


The Board of Trustees is holding a work session at 4 pm on Tuesday, Jan. 25, in the Idaho Falls High School Media Center. The board is moving its meetings to a new location and larger space to make it easier for parents and patrons to attend those meetings. Business items include: Update on Facilities Work by Cooperative Strategies, High Reliability Schools report, Compass expansion to include 7th & 8th grades and more Action items include: Technology E-Rate, All Day Kindergarten, License Agreement with the City of Idaho Falls, High Reliability Schools Implementation - One-Time Payment and more. See the full agenda .Like all board meetings, the meeting will be livestreamed at: https://www.d91.k12.id.us/Content2/2538

Board Considers New 7th Grade Social Studies Curriculum history


D91's Board of Trustees is considering the adoption of World History myWorld Interactive Early Ages Middle Grades as the new 7th grade World Studies curriculum. New materials are being considered because Idaho updated its standards in 2016. In addition, the current curriculum is no longer available as a stand-alone textbook. A committee reviewed several options before recommending World History myWorld Interactive. You can learn more about the selection process here: summary. Please submit questions, comments or concerns to the curriculum department using this form.

New Resources For D91 Families dove


D91 is proud to announce a new partnership with the Cook Center for Human Connection to provide mental health resources to our parents and families. Through ParentGuidance.org, parents now will be able to access individual coaching sessions to strengthen their parenting skills, online courses, and other resources on a trusted site backed by therapists.
A kick-off meeting about the coaching sessions, which are designed to help parents who are feeling stuck, alone or overwhelmed, is planned from 7 to 8 pm on Feb. 8. Parents can join anonymously via zoom. Register here. Learn more.

New COVID-19 Dashboard update1

 

In response to feedback from parents and staff, D91 has expanded its COVID-19 Dashboard. The dashboard now includes weekly case counts, number of cases confirmed by EIPH and those confirmed by parents/teachers/staff, impacted schools/departments and infection rates. Here's a link to the new dashboard and D91's COVID Response Plan.