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  2017 Trustee Elections

 Tuesday, May 16, 2017


In accordance with Idaho Code 33-503, the Board of Trustees of School District 101 shall conduct its Annual Trustee Election on May 16, 2017, for the purpose of electing trustees for Trustee Zone No. 1 and Trustee Zone No. 5. 

Trustee Zone 1 Candidates

  • Ron MacDonald
  • Justin Gibbins

Trustee Zone 5 Candidates

  • Teresa L. Rae
  • Bethany Blackmore

Only eligible voters whose permanent residence is within the boundaries of the particular trustee zone position up for election, whether living in the city limits or in the county portion of that trustee zone, may vote for that trustee candidate. No other patrons living outside of the zone up for election may vote.

Individuals running in the 2017 trustee election must now file campaign finance disclosures with the County Clerk's office. Individuals running for office must appoint a Political Treasurer prior to or at the time of his or her declaration of candidacy. The individual running for office may also act as the political treasurer. All candidates must submit the Campaign Financial Disclosure Report Summary Page to the County Clerk's office in accordance with Idaho Code timelines even if he or she does not spend or collect funds during the election. 

Please contact the Boundary County Election Office for additional information on the 2017 election at (208) 267-2242.

Trustee Zone Description

Zone 1Beginning at the SW corner of Section 10, T62N, R3W thence north 10 miles along the Bonner/Boundary county line to the SW corner of Section 31, T63N, R3W thence west 11 ¼ miles along the county line to the SW corner Section 31, T64N, R5W thence north approximately 10 ½ miles to the Canada/USA border thence east approximately 45 miles to the Idaho/Montana border and the NE corner of Section 10, T65N, R3E thence south 7 ½ miles to the SE corner of Section 15, T64N, R3E thence west 9 ¾ miles to the SE corner of Section 13, T64N, R1E thence south 11 to the SE corner of Section 12, T62N, R1E thence west 1 ½ miles to the centerline of US Highway #95 thence south along the highway to the SE corner of Section 15, T62N, R1E thence west 3 ¾ miles to the east bank of the Kootenai River thence south to a point where the river intersects the south line of Section 19, T62N, R1E thence west to the point of beginning.

Zone 5Beginning at the SW corner of Section 31, T60N, R3W which is the SW corner of Boundary County thence north along the Bonner-Boundary county lines 11 miles to the NW corner of Section 7, T61N, R3W thence west 20 ½ miles to the intersection of the north line of Section 9, T61N, R1E with US Highway #95 thence south approximately 1 mile along US Highway #95 to the south line of Section 9, T61N, R1E thence east 2 ¾ miles to the NW corner of Section 13, T61N, R1E thence north 1 mile to the NW corner of Section 12, T61N, R1E thence east 4 miles to the NW corner of Section 10, T61N, R2E thence north 1 mile to the NW corner of Section 3, T61N, R2E thence east 4 ½ miles to the west bank of the Kootenai River thence south along the west bank approximately 4 ½ miles to the county line (Idaho- Montana border) thence south along the county line approximately 8 miles to the SE corner of Section 34, T60N, R3E thence west 34 miles along the Bonner-Boundary county line to the point of beginning.

Summer School 2017

APPLICATION FORM

SESSION I Social Studies/History – June 19 – June 30, 2017

SESSION II English/Language Arts – July 10 – July 21, 2017

SESSION IIIMath – July 24 – August 4, 2017

SESSION IVScience – August 7 – August 18, 2017

Classified Employee of the Month

 

Mrs. Pam Copeland has been a secretary within BCSD 101 for 18 years, 14 of which have been at Valley View Elementary School (VVES).   Anyone that has been in our school understands that she is an integral part of the success within the building.  She multitasks constantly and does a great job overseeing the day to day operations of the school.  From helping sick or hurt students to answering the endless amount of phone calls at VVES, she is a constant ray of light amongst the team.
The staff at VVES appreciate Mrs. Copeland for her wonderful skill set and ability to communicate effectively even in stressful moments.  One staff member stated, “the school may just fall apart if she ever leaves.”  Another person stated, “what does this woman not do?”  As the principal I know without a doubt that my job would be much more difficult if Mrs. Copeland wasn’t so efficient, effective, and enjoyable to be around.
She doesn’t have a classroom, but many students throughout the school enjoy her friendly smile and joyful nature as they enter the building every morning.
Mrs. Copeland has a husband named Larry, a dog, 6 children and 17 grandchildren.  In her free time she enjoys being with family, spending time at the cabin, camping, and reading.
BCSD 101 is very lucky to have Mrs. Pam Copeland within our district supporting students.

CERTIFIED EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

Sara Anderson is February’s Boundary County School District Certified Employee of the Month!


Sara Anderson is starting to make her name known at Boundary County Middle School. Ask just about any seventh grader who their favorite teacher is and they are likely to respond, Mrs. Anderson. You might hear parents say the same thing. What is surprising is that Mrs. Anderson is our seventh grade MATH teacher! That is correct, our seventh grade MATH teacher is being tagged as arguable our students’ and parents’ favorite teacher. It shouldn’t come as any surprise then when staff frequently state that she may be one of our best teachers. I agree with everyone. Sara Anderson is a rare talent who can explain math in a way that connects with students, tries her hardest to do what is best for students, is excited to be a part of our program, and uses all opportunities to reflect and grow.
Sara is a great math teacher. She has a special way of describing the math process which most students can understand and grasp. But more than that she recognizes when students do not understand and spends time to make sure they do. She teaches a variety of ways to do the math and complete the problems and uses great real world problems to make a connection to the math that students will understand. One lesson she used musical rappers and the fastest speaker on record to teach about rate and unit rate. She uses hands on experiments like bags of colored marbles to help students understand probabilities and percentages. She uses her own class participation rates as a precursor to lessons she teaches. AMAZING! Connecting real world student interests to math and making sure the proper time is spent on topics so that students understand is what every teacher should seek to do.
Sara is also dedicated to students. She is constantly trying to find a way to connect with students on a more personal level while at school. She takes notes, asks questions, and is willing to try just about anything to get students motivated and helped in the right direction if that is what they need. She comes to me with ideas about how to help students, even in other classes and/or with their behavior! When she doesn’t have ideas she is the first to seek out solutions to any problems she might have (she is a math teacher after all). She has instituted Brain Gym in her class out of a desire to solve the boredom and lack of physical movement during the school day. Brain Gym is a short time each day set aside for students to “move” in a precise way to music she plays. It is rare to see students not engaged in this activity.
Sara is also the first to participate in any event we have going on at school. She loves to be a part of our entire program. Is it a hat day? She will be a crazy hat! Is it a dress up day? She will be wearing a crazy outfit. Is it a competitive day? She will be signed up and competing against students or staff. She is very active in our school and the visibility helps her connect to the students at their level.

Emergency School Closures

With the winter months at hand, Boundary County School District No. 101 wants to inform patrons that school closures due to weather/road conditions will be announced on the following:

RADIO STATIONS TV STATIONS
KBFI 1450 AM KREM TV CHANNEL 2
KPBX 92.1 FM KXLY TV CHANNEL 4
KDRK 94 FM KHQ TV CHANNEL 6
KPND 95.3 FM    
K102 & AM      

Emergency school closure information will be on our emergency telephone line 267-8934.  The District will also be using the power announcement system to notify parents, guardians and staff of any school emergency, including school closures.  It will also be posted on our district’s website at www.bcsd101.com and posted on www.newsbf.com.

Please use these sources to learn of closure information.  Also remember inclement weather may cause buses to be less punctual so dress your children accordingly to meet these conditions.        

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