Ealey, Susan
Treasurer / Clerk
Ferguson, Lynette
Superintendent/Elem. Principal
Shannon, Cindy
District Secretary



Kootenai School District Mission

The Kootenai School District provides a free, safe, appropriate, dynamic learning environment.  The School Community assists in establishing learning opportunities to ensure success for all students.

Kootenai School District Vision

Students will graduate with the ability to compete globally in their post-secondary endeavors.

January Board Notes

The following business was conducted at the regular school board meeting held January 12, 2015:


  • Technology:  The trustees approved the purchase and setup of computers which will replace the Windows XP machines. 
  • Lagoon Update:  A pay request for the contractor was approved.  The final walk through will be this spring.  A punch list will be compiled at this time, and all items will be completed before releasing the final payment.
  • Emergency Closures:  The Trustees approved school closure due to poor road conditions on Monday, January 5, and lack of available staff on the 6th.  We will not need to make up these hours.
  • Extended Reading Program:  The Board approved this program to run from January 27th to April 9th, Tuesday through Thursday, after school.
  • Supplemental Levy:  The Trustees approved a supplemental levy for $900,000 per year for the next two years, 2015-16 and 2016-17.  The cost to the owner of a $200,000 home with a homeowner’s exemption would remain the same as this year, $17.75 per month.  Funds are used to supplement state dollars and are spent on transportation, classroom materials, curriculum and technology.
  • The current levy is $1.2 million per year for two years, 2013-14 and 2014-15; however, the trustees at the September Board meeting approved a $300,000 reduction for this year (14-15), and that amount, $900,000, was certified with the county.
  • Para Pro:  The Board approved hiring Niki Hayes for the part time special education position.
  • Surplus Items:  Advertisement for the sale of surplus items, including Dodge pickup and computers, was approved.




K.I.T.E. CLUB Kootenai Interactive Tutoring and Enrichment Club

The Kootenai School District was awarded with funding through a 21stCentury Community Learning Centers grant.  Grant funds allow for the establishment and administration of a quality community learning center program, which incorporates academic, social, and family enrichment opportunities. 

Students K-8 are offered a before and after school program Monday through Thursday that began in September 2012, and is scheduled to run through May 2017.  Program participants have a substantial, nutritious snack daily.  They receive homework help, tutoring as needed, or utilize technology based academic programs.  Students participate in programming designed to give them the tools they need to make good choices when faced with peer pressure.  Goal setting, character development, and bullying prevention are a focus.  Daily physical activities are enjoyed by all ages.  Regular program participants have the opportunity to attend quarterly field trips.  This is based on high KITE attendance and positive KITE behavior.  Families are able to participate in family nights, which is a time to highlight their students’ success, and provide a chance for positive interaction between school and home.  Students are encouraged to be active in school sports while still enjoying the benefits of the program.  The activity bus is available on all program days. 

We feel very privileged to be able to offer students this opportunity for personal growth.  As the 2012-2013 school year wraps up we reflect on the program thus far.  We are thrilled with the gains made this year, and plan on exciting things for next year. 

All KITE funding for student activities, family nights, staff professional development, activity buses on program days, KITE field trips, and KITE staffing is not supported from the Kootenai School District general fund, but is made possible through a 21st Century Community Learning Centers Federal Grant.  The program is scheduled to run through the 2017 school year.  If you are interested in volunteering, joining the KITE Advisory Team, or have questions please contact Nicole Goodson (Program Director) at 689-3511 or email ngoodsen@sd274.com

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.   http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/cclc

District Calendar

Today: 1/28/15


Teacher Evaluations

Dear Parents:

In compliance with new state requirements and district policy, Kootenai School District is requesting parental feedback for inclusion in certified instructional staff evaluations.  The enclosed form is being randomly mailed to parents.  We ask that you respond to the questions and return the form to the school or district office.

Your input allows for ongoing parent/guardian input,  which is important in improving the quality of education for all our students. You may obtain additional forms from any school office, the school district's administrative office or by clicking on the following link.

Teacher Evaluation

If you have any questions, please call the school office:

Elementary: 689-3511     Jr. Sr. High: 689-3311      District Office:  689-3631

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Partners in Education:

Lynette Ferguson

Board Meetings

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that regular meetings of the Board of Trustees of Kootenai Joint School District #274 will be held on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Harrison Elementary School, Room 3 in said District, meeting dates as follows:

THESE REGULAR MEETINGS of the Board of Trustees of the Kootenai Joint School District #274 are called pursuant to IDAHO CODE 67-2343.

August 11, 2014          February 9, 2015

September 8, 2014      March 9,  2015

October 13, 2014         April 13, 2015

November 10, 2014     May 11, 2105

December 8, 2014       June 18, 2015

January 12, 2015        July 13, 2015


DATED this 14th day of July 2014.

SUSAN EALEY, Clerk of the Board

Kootenai Joint School District #274

Harrison, Kootenai County, Idaho