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GRANGEVILLE – What will fall school reopening look like in Mountain View School District 244? That’s something new superintendent Todd Fiske has been spending a great deal of his time working on, he said, with assistance from other district personnel and input from the board.

GRANGEVILLE – “We would like to call for a forensic audit of Mountain View School District 244, from an independent third party,” said Central Idaho Education Association (CIEA) president and Clearwater Valley teacher, Char McKinney, at the July 22 district negotiations meeting.

KAMIAH -- A special board meeting of Kamiah Joint School District 304 will be held on Monday, Aug. 3, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Kamiah High School Library. The purpose of the meeting is to present the draft Return to Learn plan to the school board trustees, according to Kamiah School Sup…

GRANGEVILLE – “The whole process is very complicated,” Mountain View School District 244 Superintendent, Todd Fiske, told the board Monday, July 20.

Having bagged sports early this spring due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Idaho High School Activities Association released sport-by-sport guidance last week for schools to follow as educators and administrators across North Central Idaho, the state and much of the country work toward deci…

GRANGEVILLE – Negotiations for Mountain View School District 244 teachers for the 2020-21 school year ended at a standstill July 9.

    In 2019, 122 school districts or charters were using the career ladder, although most districts supplement the program with local dollars, according to an Idaho Education News analysis of salary data for 2019-20.

    GRANGEVILLE – “I believe we should run the levy again for a smaller amount; be very specific on what the levy would support,” Char McKinney spoke via Zoom at the June 15 Mountain View School District (MVSD) 244 board meeting.

    GRANGEVILLE – Mountain View School District (MVSD) 244’s board of trustees voted unanimously Monday night, June 15, to declare a financial state of emergency for the district.

      In last week’s Free Press (June 4 issue), page 1 reported an incorrect result in the levy vote for Mt. View School District 244.

      RIGGINS – In a special meeting held Tuesday, May 26, the Salmon River Joint School District 243 board of trustees voted unanimously to hire additional personnel to address staffing needs.

      GRANGEVILLE – “I was first hired part-time, and I decided to do it until I found something better,” Mountain View School District 244 bus driver, Tom Roy, of Stites, told the board at the May 18 meeting. “I never found anything better!”

      Businesses, individuals, family, friends, the Grangeville Volunteer Fire Department, Idaho County and Grangeville law enforcement officers, churches and organizations all came together Friday, May 22, to honor Grangeville High School class of 2020 graduates. GHS seniors and their families ma…

      St. John Bosco (formerly Summit Academy) in Cottonwood held its graduation ceremony May 23 in Greencreek with a Mass for families. Erin Chmelik, Alexis Currier, Jessie Sonnen and David Wassmuth are the class of 2020 graduates.

      GRANGEVILLE – “I, again, want to reiterate what an excellent job the entire Mountain View staff has done during these challenging times,” Mountain View School District 244 Acting Superintendent Woody Woodford said at the May 18 board meeting. The meeting was call-in for public attendance.

      Kamiah High School’s class of 2020 held its graduation Saturday, May 23, at the track and football field while practicing safe social distancing.

      GRANGEVILLE – “The [financial] statements made in recent newspaper advertising and some letters to the editor are completely inaccurate,” Mountain View School District 244 Acting Superintendent Woody Woodford said at the May 18 meeting.

      GRANGEVILLE – Two local Sts. Peter and Paul School student writers recently fared well in the Alice Whitman chapter (Lewiston) of the Daughters of the American Revolution Essay contest. 

      RIGGINS – “We have three main needs,” for the coming year, Salmon River Joint School District 243 Superintendent Jim Doramus at the April 20 board meeting. The meeting was made available via a YouTube video.

      Although graduation ceremonies will look quite a bit different than previous traditional celebrations, the class of 2020 will still be able to highlight their achievements this month. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, schools have planned alternate ways to honor graduates.

      GRANGEVILLE – It’s been nearly 30 years of Italian cooking and jewelry-making courses, financial and computer classes, journaling and calligraphy classes, photography and cake decorating instruction. Following all this, and so much more, Lewis-Clark State College’s Grangeville Outreach Cente…

      GRANGEVILLE – “This is difficult work, with many frustrations for teachers, staff, parents and students,” said Mountain View School District 244 Acting Superintendent Woody Woodford at the April 20 board meeting. Board members, practicing safe social distancing etiquette, met in person while…

        KAMIAH – Following the registration of Kamiah Joint School District 304 Superintendent Steve Higgins earlier this month, the Kamiah board of trustees announced last week it will soon interview candidates for the position.

          KAMIAH – “Kamiah is the small high school that offers big opportunities for students who seek to jump-start their post-secondary education by taking dual credit classes in high school,” said principal Peggy Flerchinger, adding, “think of Kamiah as the little school that could.”

          Schools across Idaho put the lights on last Friday, April 10, to show support for students, coaches, families and the class of 2020, impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus. Playing field lights were turned on at 8:20 p.m. – 20:20 for 20 minutes -- with participants asked to drive by to show su…

          KOOSKIA – “We are trying to break the silence and connect with others to help those in need,” said Clearwater Valley High School junior Martha Smith.

            WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service has distributed more than $215 million to 41 states and Puerto Rico for distribution to 742 eligible counties that will be used to support public schools, roads and specific county programs. 

            BOISE -- Approximately 200 students from across the state – including from Idaho County -- gathered in Boise last month to learn about government and civic engagement. Idaho’s annual 4-H Know Your Government Conference took place during President’s Day Weekend.

            GRANGEVILLE -- Seattle’s Xakary the Magician donned his “Doctor Science” persona and presented his Wacky Science assembly at Grangeville Elementary Middle School Wednesday, March 11.

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