District Office

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


District Office

The district office will be open Mondays - Thursdays from 7am - 4pm throughout the summer and closed on Fridays.


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.

July Board Notes

The following business was conducted at the regular school board meeting held July 13, 2015: 

Reorganization of the Board of Trustees: The board elected Jon Verkist as board chairman and John Myhre as vice chair. Susan Ealey was appointed as clerk of the board.

Trustee Vacancy:  In accordance with IC §33-504 and policy 1140, the board of trustees has declared a vacancy for zone 3 (Medimont) previously held by Mitch Donohoe who has retired after serving for 14 years. Interested parties can submit a letter of interest to the District office prior to the September meeting of the board, September 14, 2015. 

Establish Regular Meetings of the Board:  FY16 Board Meeting dates were set by the board.  They are generally held on the second Monday of the month.  The dates are as follows:  August 10; September 14; October 5; November 9; December 14; January 11; February 8; March 14; April 11; May 9; and June 13.

Lagoon:  Final punch list items are being completed on the lagoon and the project is nearing completion. 

Security:  Trustees and administration continue to work with Ednetics and Kootenai County Law Enforcement to complete campus security updates.    

Maintenance/Multi-Purpose Room Quote:  The district is looking to replace the floor covering in the Elementary multi-purpose room.  Various covering possibilities are being investigated in addition to carpet.

Curriculum Adoption:  The district adopted new Reading and Language curriculum that is aligned with the CORE Standards.  Staff will be attending trainings with St. Maries School District and the publishers during the month of August.

Approve Substitutes:   Substitutes were approved for the FY16 school year.

Jr. High Football Coach:  Lonnie Hayes was approved as the Jr. High Football Coach for the 2015 season.



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: 8/3/15

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.