District News

Board Considers New 7th Grade Social Studies Curriculum history


D91's Board of Trustees is considering the adoption of World History myWorld Interactive Early Ages Middle Grades as the new 7th grade World Studies curriculum. New materials are being considered because Idaho updated its standards in 2016. In addition, the current curriculum is no longer available as a stand-alone textbook. A committee reviewed several options before recommending World History myWorld Interactive. You can learn more about the selection process here: summary. Please submit questions, comments or concerns to the curriculum department using this form.

Come Talk About D91 Facilities dommunity


Please join us at 6 pm on Feb. 2 for a Community Dialogue on D91's facilities and plans to develop a long-term facilities plan. You will have the chance to learn more about the survey results, hear about options being considered and provide your input to shape the facilities plan. Check out the project website for all the facilities work that's been done so far.

D91's SPFF Up For Renewal money


The Idaho Falls Board of Trustees is asking parents and patrons to go to the polls on March 8, 2022, to vote on renewal of the district’s School Plant Facilities Reserve Fund Levy (SPFF). It generates about $2.4 million a year, which is used for capital expenses such as technology, school buses, matching funds for PTOs, as well as ongoing maintenance and routine repairs to our school buildings. It is not a new levy. It has been in place for decades. If D91’s parents and patrons vote to renew the levy, the tax impact per $100,000 of taxable assessed value is not expected to change. In fact, D91’s parents and patrons have seen the district’s total tax bill decrease over the last few years. Learn More.

Join Our Team! teachers


D91 is starting to recruit teachers for the 2022-23 school year and is holding a Job Fair on Saturday, Feb. 12. The district expects openings for the following positions: early childhood special education teachers, elementary teachers and elementary special education teachers. For a complete list of openings in D91, click here! If you're interested in taking part in the job fair, please fill out an application and then complete this form and someone will get back to you with more information. Thank you!

New Resources For D91 Families dove


D91 is proud to announce a new partnership with the Cook Center for Human Connection to provide mental health resources to our parents and families. Through ParentGuidance.org, parents now will be able to access individual coaching sessions to strengthen their parenting skills, online courses, and other resources on a trusted site backed by therapists.
A kick-off meeting about the coaching sessions, which are designed to help parents who are feeling stuck, alone or overwhelmed, is planned from 7 to 8 pm on Feb. 8. Parents can join anonymously via zoom. Register here. Learn more.

New COVID-19 Dashboard update1

 

In response to feedback from parents and staff, D91 has expanded its COVID-19 Dashboard. The dashboard now includes weekly case counts, number of cases confirmed by EIPH and those confirmed by parents/teachers/staff, impacted schools/departments and infection rates. Here's a link to the new dashboard and D91's COVID Response Plan.