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There will be a special election on March 2nd, 2021.

A special election will occur on March 2, 2021 that includes a bond referendum for building an Early Childhood Center within our school district. Those eligible to vote are registered voters that live within the Boone Community School District.

Bond referendum on the ballot:

“Shall the Board of Directors of the Boone Community School District in the County of Boone, State of Iowa, be authorized to contract indebtedness and issue General Obligation Bonds in an amount not to exceed $23,000,000 to provide funds to construct, furnish and equip a new elementary school building and to improve the site?”

This bond will NOT raise your taxes on the debt service levy.

The debt service levy on your taxes currently sits at $4.05 per $1,000. This bond will not raise the debt service levy.

The district is proposing building a new Early Childhood Center to meet the current and future needs of our students. A new Early Childhood Center would provide the following:

  • Improved learning environment for students

  • Safer environment for students via a more secure entrance and exits, improved accessibility and ADA compliant facilities

  • Safer pick up and drop off opportunities as the new site will have a parking lot and thru drop off and pick up lanes

  • Greater maintenance and professional development efficiencies

  • Allow for expanding populations and increased programming opportunities (i.e. daycare)

  • Greater flexibility in supporting district educational needs

  • Provide an additional gymnasium and spaces for community use such as, but not limited to: Special Olympics, AAU teams, Winter ball practice, fitness classes, open gyms

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We are in the process of developing an FAQ regarding the bond referendum. Please add questions you may have regarding the upcoming special election in the form by clicking the link here : Question Submission Form for the Special Election on 3/02/21

A reminder from the nurses

Bring a water bottle to school

  • It’s so important to stay hydrated. Dehydration can cause headaches and make it hard to concentrate. Get fresh water every morning and refill your bottle after lunch.

Wear your mask correctly

  • Your mask should be covering your nose and mouth at all times. If your mask is falling down stop in to visit your nurse. She will help you adjust it to fit better or give you a new mask if you need one.


  • If you are not feeling well stay home. We understand that navigating through the list of CoronaVirus symptoms can be confusing. If you have questions, call your nurse. We are happy to help.

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Donation Appreciation

Sacred Heart Catholic Church has generously continued to help support the community and families during these unprecedented times! The Toreador Food Pantry is very grateful for their donations of Fareway gift cards and food items. They have been a great partner and supporter of our pantry!
BCSD would like to express their appreciation to Fareway Stores Inc for the generous donation of 900 pounds of hamburger to their program and additional 1200 pounds of hamburger to the Toreador Food Pantry! Thank you for continually partnering with BCSD!
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Winter Weather is Here!

Please remember to send students to school with appropriate warm-weather clothing including warm coats, hats and gloves/mittens. As a reminder, students will typically go outside for recess when the temperature & wind chill are above zero so students will need to dress appropriately. Please reach out to our school staff if you need assistance in getting winter clothing for your student.

Kindergarten celebrating the new year and making resolutions!

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Congratulations to Franklin students who received Kid of Character certificates!

Kid of Character certificates are handed out Fridays during the lunch hour. Franklin students continue working hard at living out our Toreador values!

Holiday essay contest

4th graders recently participated in a holiday essay contest sponsored by the Salvation Army. It was open to all 4th graders in Boone County and our 4th graders were recognized with 12 of the 16 awards. As a whole, our 4th graders worked extremely hard on their essays and there were lots of outstanding essays that weren’t selected for prizes. Congratulations to these students who were selected for prizes and to all of our 4th graders for their good work! (Not pictures are 3 of our online 4th graders who also received awards.)

High School Activities

Rescheduled Activities & Dates:

*Thur. Jan. 14 HS Basketball @ Carlisle

*Mon. Jan. 18 HS Wrestling vs. Winterset/ADM

*Mon. Jan. 25 HS Basketball @ ADM

*Mon. Feb 8 HS Basketball @ Winterset

Middle School Practices, including 7th/8th Boys Basketball and MS Wrestling, will begin on Monday, Jan. 4.

7th Boys Basketball: 3:30-5:15pm (Franklin Gym)

8th Boys Basketball: 3:30-5:15pm (MS Gym)

7/8 Wrestling: 3:30-5:00pm (MS Wrestling Room)

Full Schedules can be found at:

Breakfast - January 2021

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Lunch - January 2021

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