District Office

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.

March Board Notes

The following business was conducted at the regular school board meeting held March 9, 2015:


  • Lagoon: The contractor will be finishing up their work on the lagoon once the site dries out. A leak test will be performed on the liner later this spring, probably May, time frame dependent on weather.  We’re currently working with DEQ on the new land application permit.  The plan is to have that in place in time to start the new irrigation system by June 1. 
  • Maintenance Report/Drain Line Bids: Bids for were received for the repair of drain lines at the Junior High School.  Zanetti Brothers was awarded the contract.
  • Food Service Co-op: The board approved Cooperative Service Agreement Resolution #3915 to participate in the Region 1 Co-op Bid Group for Food Service.  This is a cost savings for the district.
  • Emergency Messaging Service: In the past, the district has been assisted by the PTO and school volunteers to contact parents to relay emergency messages and school closures.  Kootenai School District will be investigating options for moving to an automated system that will send important information via text messages, emails, cell phone, and home phone.  Please be sure to keep all of your child’s contact information up to date and accurate.
  • Staff:  Mr. Lonnie Hayes has been hired as the Jr. High Track Coach.  He is replacing Mrs. Ashley Rauch.  Jessica Hagen has been approved to substitute in the elementary and Jr./Sr. High.
  • Budget Hearing and Annual Meeting Dates: The Budget Hearing was set for June 8, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. and the Annual Meeting on July 13, 2015 at 7:00p.m.
  • Auditor Contract:  The board approved the continued contract with Hayden & Ross for audit services for the year ending 6-30-16.
  • Trustees Zone Vacancies- Elections will be held in May for Zone 2 Carlin Bay, and Zone 3 Medimont.  The filing deadline is 5 p.m. March 20th for individuals interested in running for the leadership roles.  Contact the district office for additional information at 208.689.3631
  • IEN Updates – The district was not adversely impacted by the state’s discontinuation of the Idaho Educational Network.  The district was able to continue supporting students and their online courses via the bandwidth provided by J & R Electronics.




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 Calendar

Today: 3/27/15

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