D93 Family Update
May 4, 2023
Last Day of School Schedule - June 1, 2023
Great Things Happening
TCHS Hosted Construction Combine to Build Sheds for Veterans
The Fifth Annual Construction Combine was a huge success! More than 100 volunteers joined students at TCHS in building sheds for veterans. They also were able to participate and learn different trades.
You can view our Instagram Reel from the combine at this link, https://www.instagram.com/p/Cr1DtdMgiuE/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y%3D&fbclid=IwAR31CyBv4k8Pr43CGk29kchuMOKEOP4bsB9eUeXZm_gEq1c26GEkEpSAmzU
School Board News
Early voting is happening now
Early Voting is happening now.
Voters in the May 16th Bond Election can vote in person now at the Bonneville County Elections Office. The last day to early vote in person is May 12th at 5:00 pm. The Bonneville County Elections Office is located at 497 N Capital Ave, near the corner of Capital Avenue and B Street in Downtown Idaho Falls.
You can also vote by mail.
Any registered voter may get an Absentee Ballot by submitting a signed written ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUEST FORM or by SUBMIT AN ABSENTEE REQUEST ONLINE to receive a ballot by mail. The signed request may be mailed, emailed or faxed to the Elections Office. You may request ballots for one election or for the whole year with one signed application. Upon receiving your request, a ballot will be mailed to you as soon as one becomes available for each election in which you are eligible to vote.
The request must be received by 5PM May 5, 2023 for the May Election, and the ballot must be returned to the Elections Office by 8PM on May 16th to be counted.
Did you know?
The last time that D93 voters approved bonding for an elementary school was in 2010. Our kindergarten students that year will be graduating from high school this year. Since then, the elementary school has been included on two other bond measures, once in 2014 and again in 2019.
Why is the estimated cost of the school higher than before?
As construction costs have continued to climb, the estimated cost to build the school has also increased significantly from previous estimates. We have also updated the design of the school to build a 750 student elementary school with additional classroom space for special education programs making it the largest elementary school ever built in District 93. The proposed elementary school has approximately the same number of classrooms as Black Canyon, which was built in 2019 for $32 million.
* The estimated average annual cost to the taxpayer on the proposed bond levy is a tax of $36 per $100,000 of taxable assessed value, per year, based on current conditions. The total amount estimated to be repaid over the life of the bonds, based on the anticipated interest rate, is $37,783,835, consisting of $34,500,000 in principal and $12,273,750 of interest, less $8,989,915 in estimated bond levy equalization payments. The interest rate anticipated on the proposed bond issue is 3.62% per annum. The term of the bonds will not exceed seventeen (17) years from the date of issuance. As of May 16, 2023, the total existing bonded indebtedness of the District, including interest accrued, is $98,737,850.
Here are a few of the stories you'll find in this week's D93 News:
- Early voting for the May 16th Election has started, we'll tell you where you can vote in person now
- Bonneville Online High School qualified a team for BPA Nationals in just their first year of having a team. You won't want to miss this story in our Drive Well Idaho Drive of the Week
Family Events & Resources
To help parents understand how BCSO and D93 schools prepare for and respond to threats and emergencies at school, we are inviting parents to join us for a presentation and discussion about school safety and response. The presentation is about 45 mins and includes time to answer parent
questions. The goal is to educate and involve parents in prevention efforts, how safety processes are applied, and things to expect if your child's school has an emergency.
- May 4 – Bridgewater Elementary at 7:00 pm
- May 8 – Woodland Hills Elementary at 6:00 pm
Opportunities for Students
District 93 is inviting 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students to get out and enjoy outdoor learning at Pine Basin Lodge! Activities include group games, outdoor classes, hiking, swimming, campfires, visiting Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole Playhouse, and more!
To register, please go to pinebasin.com and click elementary application. You may select one of the following weeks for the elementary camp (Please note that some weeks may be sold out):
The cost is $226.42 plus state tax of $13.58 for a total of $240.00 (includes Pine Basin Summer Camp T-shirt and admission to Jackson Hole Playhouse). We cannot guarantee a reservation until it is paid in full. Follow the fee payment portal instructions to reserve your date.
Send questions to email@example.com
7th - 12th grade students may also register for an outdoor high school science credit on one of the following weeks:
- Week 1: July 31 – Aug 4
Week 2: Aug 7 – 11
EIRMC Family Health Information
D93 Get Help Line
Students, parents, and employees can reach out for help with bullying, harassment, suicidal tendencies, self-harm, threats, or to report weapons at school by going to d93.org/gethelp or sending the text @gethelp to 855-528-0074.