SCHOOL CLOSURE (1/30/2023). Due to road closures, cold temperatures, and anticipated low wind chills, Fremont School District #215 will be canceling classes for all schools on Monday, January 30, 2023. Stay warm and stay safe.
BOND ELECTION WEBSITE. The website for additional information on the upcoming bond election is available. Go to https://www.sd215.net/page/2023-bond-election. Or click on the "Bond Information" link on the homepage. More information and answers to questions will be posted on the site during the next few weeks.
NEWS RELEASE (1-17-2023). PROPOSED BOND ELECTION. With a unanimous vote on Monday, January 9, 2023, the Fremont County Joint School District 215 board of trustees agreed to move forward with the proposed facilities additions and improvement bond. After years of research and months of working with a committee of patrons, staff, and the board, a design team presented a comprehensive long-term improvement plan. The cost for the projects will be $59,980,000. It will include additions to Ashton Elementary, North Fremont High School, and South Fremont High School. A large portion of this bond is designated for Career Technical Education (CTE) also known as vocational technical education and skills training. There will also be improvements to the current facilities in areas of safety, counseling and mental health offices, and restrooms. The vote will be held on March 14, 2023. Between now and the election, information will be taken to the communities. As soon as the design team completes its final report, it will also be posted on the district and school websites. Meetings will be held throughout the district with specific dates and locations forthcoming. Anyone who may have questions or would like to help get the facts out please contact the district office.
If your family has had any changes in your housing, please call 208-624-7422. Your family may qualify to receive additional support. Changes in housing include: sharing housing with others due to loss of housing or economic hardship, living in hotels, motels, cars, camping, or living in transitional shelters. Thanks.
NORTH SCHOOLS CLOSED. Due to blowing and drifting snow and hazardous road conditions, North Fremont and Ashton Elementary will not have school today (Wednesday, December 21).
DISTRICT CALENDAR PATRON SURVEY. The District has been researching the possibility of moving from a five-day school week to a four-day week. A draft of a potential calendar has been created. Click on the link for copies of the calendars and to respond to a three question survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R23PM7T
SENDING BUSES HOME. Due to blowing and drifting snow, we will be sending the North Fremont/Ashton Elementary buses home at 1:00 pm today (Friday, December 9). Parents who pick up students may also come at that time.
KITCHEN STAFF NEEDED. The school district is searching for a three-hour per day position at Parker-Egin Elementary to assist with preparation of school meals. Contact Hali in the district office (208-624-7542) for details or apply online (https://sd215.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx).
SCHOOL BUS MECHANIC NEEDED. The bus mechanic performs repairs and preventative maintenance on the school district's fleet of buses, ensuring completion of projects in accordance with trade standards. Applicants must have a Class B CDL with school bus and passenger endorsements. The mechanic may need to perform roadside and after hour emergency repairs. Some computer work is required. Contact Misty at the district office for details. Phone number is (208) 624-7542.
SCHOOL CLOSURE (12/02/2022). Due to blowing and drifting snow and road closures, ALL schools in Fremont County will be closed today (Friday, December 2).
SCHOOL CLOSURE DUE TO POWER OUTAGE. Teton Elementary will be closed today (Friday, November 18) due to a power outage. There is no estimated time to have it restored. The rest of the schools in the district will remain open.
WINTER WEATHER. It looks like our extended fall is finally over, and winter weather has arrived. Here are a couple of reminders to help keep our students safe and warm this winter. Send your student to school with a warm coat and appropriate shoes. Make sure that the school has your current phone number and email address. If there is a school closure, we will be sending notices via phone call, text message, email, notifications on the district app, Facebook, and local media. We will do our best to let you know far enough in advance to make any necessary arrangements for your students. Thank you for your support, and enjoy the winter!
REMEMBER TO VOTE! Tomorrow is election day. Fremont School District is asking patrons to vote on a supplemental levy. This is a replacement levy for our current supplemental levy that is typically voted on in March. The ballot question is asking for $1.5 million per year for two years to be used to continue to provide funding for textbooks, technology, musical instruments, building and security needs, and to attract and retain highly qualified staff. Though the vote has moved to November, the proposed levy would still go into effect for the fiscal years beginning July 1, 2023 and ending June 30, 2025. The actual ballot question can be found in the News section on the District's web site (www.sd215.net).
RED, WHITE, AND BLUEGRASS VETERANS DAY PROGRAM. Thank you for inviting me to the program this morning. It was wonderful and exciting to see the performance. We have amazing students, staff, and community members. I appreciate all that you do. I definitely enjoyed the show!
ELECTION DAY IS NOVEMBER 8. Fremont School District is asking voters to renew the existing supplemental levy. The proposed levy would be used to continue to provide funding for textbooks, technology, musical instruments, building and security needs, and to attract and retain highly qualified staff.
SUPPLEMENTAL LEVY ELECTION. Fremont County Joint School District has asked the patrons to vote on a supplemental levy on the November general election ballot. This is a replacement levy for our current supplemental levy that we have typically voted on in March. Though the vote has moved to November, the proposed levy would still go into effect for the fiscal years beginning July 1, 2023 and ending June 30, 2025. The proposed levy would be used to continue to provide funding for textbooks, technology, musical instruments, building and security needs, and to attract and retain highly qualified staff. You can expect your taxes for Fremont School District to remain the same or relatively close, depending on the assessed value of your property. We are not changing the amount of this levy, so unless your property has increased in value more than other property in the district, your taxes should remain the same or similar. The actual ballot question can be viewed on our District website (www.sd215.net). Thank you for taking the time to vote.
Applications are required for free and reduced-price meals for 2022-2023 school year. This school year, families who need assistance paying for school meals will be required to submit an application for free and reduced-price school meals for the first time since 2020. Our school district submitted a waiver to be able to use previous eligibility determinations dating back to school year 2019-20 for the first 30 operating days of school. The 30th operating day is October 18, so if an application has not been submitted and approved by then, prior eligibility will return to full pay on October 19. In addition to helping with meal prices, the State and Federal government use our district’s free and reduced percentage to determine funding for many of the programs that support our students. It is extremely important that families submit applications, even if they do not intend to eat meals at the school. Click on the following links to apply. Please contact your school or the district office for a paper application: My School Apps (English) My School Apps (Spanish) If you are not sure whether you might qualify, you may use the tables attached to an email that is also being sent.
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