District Office

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


Early Release on June 10, 2015

The last day of school, June 10th, is rapidly approaching! With that in mind, on Wednesday, June 10th, there will be an optional lunch for students at 11:30 and buses will leave school at noon.

2015 Negotiation Dates


May 20, 2015

6:30-8:00 PM

Room 3,

Harrison Elementary


May 27, 2015

6:30-8:00 PM


Harrison Elementary


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.

May Board Notes

The following business was conducted at the regular school board meeting held May 11, 2015:

Lagoon Update: The contractor will soon be connecting the school sewer line to the new left station. The old lagoon has been drained. Land application is scheduled to start June 1st.

Maintenance Update: The Trustees approved purchase of a heavy duty mower; also approved contracting with NW Elevator for inspection and maintenance of 2015-16. Current High School and Junior High School cleaning contracts were approved for renewal. The Elementary cleaning contract will be decided at the next board meeting. Rich Lund was hired to assist summer grounds maintenance.

Leadership Pay: In accordance with the District Leadership Plan, funds provided by the State were awarded in the amount of $2,241.17 to each of the following teachers from Kootenai School District. Congratulations to Mike LaFountaine, Jessica Hammond, Teri Riberich, Anna Whipple, Kevin Kincheloe, and Nancy Dionne.

2015-16 School Calendar: The Trustees, taking into consideration the preferences of staff, parents and students, approved Calendar “C” for next school year. The first day of school will be 09-01-2015; the last day of school will be 06-09-2016.

Classified and Certified Employees: Based on administrator’s recommendations, the Board approved the rehiring of current Classified and Certified staff members for 2015-16.

Letter of Resignation: Trustees accepted the resignation from Heather Saunders, second grade teacher. Ms. Saunders has been a valued member of our elementary staff. She will be missed.

Speech Therapy: Speech Therapy will continue to be provided through St. Joseph Regional Medical Center and Tami Olsen-Pope.

Driver Education: In addition to paying $75 for the IDLA course, the Board approved payment of an additional $50 reimbursement to parents/guardians of students who successfully complete the entire course – classroom and driving. This applies only to classes offered during the school year.

Emergency Messaging: The Board approved contracting with School Messenger to provide messaging to parents/guardians and staff in case of closure or other emergencies.

Coaching Positions: The following coaches were approved: High School – FB Head, Doug Napierala, Assistant, TJ Hammond; VB Head, Mary Gentry, Assistant, Kirsten Scheffelmaier; Cross Country, Cheryl Lockard; GBB Head, Mike LaFountaine, Assistant, Lonnie Hayes; BBB Head, Doung Napierala, Assistant, TJ Hammond; Track Head, Shannon LaFountaine, Assistant Kevin Kincheloe; JR High VB Jessica Hammond; GBB Head, Kirsten Scheffelmaier; BBB Head, Mike Maitland; Track Head, Lonnie Hayes; Cross Country, Cheryl Lockard

Superintendent’s Notes: The last day of for the activity bus was May 14. High School graduation is Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. The last day of school is June 10, 2015. This will be a half-day, buses leave at noon. An optional sack lunch will be provided at 11:30 A.M.

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

KITE is an after-school program in which students, K-8,  have the opportunity to work on homework or receive extra tutoring. Enrichment activities include physical activities, science experiments, and community education. Program goals include attending to the academic, emotional, and social well-being of children. 

  • The program runs from October to May and even homeschooled students are encouraged to join. 
  • KITE Family Nights - KITE students and their families can enjoy dinner and activities together.
  • Students with high KITE attendance and positive KITE behavior are invited to attend quarterly field trips.


Please click here for more information about our KITE program.


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

District Report Card PDF

District Calendar

Today: 5/25/15

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 8, 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



Driver's Ed

Spring, 2015

Kootenai High School

The following is a list of items that are required in order to take Driver’s Education through Kootenai High School. Should you have any questions, please call the office at 208-689-3311.

To register for IDLA Driver Education you must first obtain a driving permit from a local DMV.

Items needed to get your permit:

  1. A verification of compliance letter from your school. Home school students fill out a form provided by the DMV.
  2. A state certified birth certificate (no photocopies).
  3. Photo identification- student ID card, passport, school yearbook, church registry.
  4. Social security card.
  5. Glasses or contact lenses if needed to pass the eye exam.
  6. The name of the instructor or company providing the behind-the-wheel portion of the course.
  7. The cost of a driving permit is $21.50 at the DMV.

Items needed to register for IDLA Driver Education:

  1. Driving permit.
  2. Arrange and pay for the behind-the-wheel instruction by the end of the 2nd week of class.

Register for the class with the IDLA Coordinator at school.