NEWS RELEASE (01-17-2023) 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.

Updated Interest Rate Information

During the information meetings, patrons asked the school district to post the updated interest rates just prior to the election on March 14. Zion's Public Finance, Inc. sent an updated interest rate trend graph showing March 2022 through March 8, 2023. They also included a slide showing a comparison between the interest rates from January and March 8. It shows how the change in rates would impact the overall tax impact per $100,000 of taxable value.

Bond Trend Graph

Interest rate comparison table

Community Information Meeting Schedule

Informational meetings will be held on the following dates with in-depth presentations detailing the process and plans.  

Monday, February 13
6:00 pm at North Fremont High School (Auditorium)

Tuesday, February 14

6:00 pm at South Fremont High School (Little Theater)

Thursday, February 16

6:00 pm at Island Park (Island Park EMS Building)

Tuesday, February 28

6:00 pm at South Fremont Junior High (Auditorium)

Wednesday, March 1 (Spanish)

7:00 pm at South Fremont Junior High (Library)

Thursday, March 2-CTE Open House

6:00 pm at South Fremont High School

Ballot Question

Shall the Board of Trustees (the “Board”) of Joint School District No. 215, Fremont and Madison Counties, State of Idaho (the “District”), be authorized to issue general obligation school bonds of the District in the principal amount not to exceed $59,980,000 for the purpose of financing the costs of (i) construction of a multipurpose addition to Ashton Elementary School; (ii) renovations and construction of various additions to South Fremont High School; (iii) construction of career technical education (CTE) and agriculture additions to North Fremont High School; and (iv) various maintenance and renovation projects throughout the District; including in each case all related site work, supporting infrastructure, furnishings and equipment; the final installment of such bonds to fall due not later than twenty (20) years from the date of issuance, all as provided in the Bond Election Resolution adopted by the Board on January 9, 2023?

Election Date

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

In Person Early Voting

In person early voting is February 27th  - March 10th at the Fremont County courthouse  (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM)  A voter may register AND vote the same day.

Absentee Ballots

Registered voters may submit an absentee application. Requests will begin to be mailed out on Feb 13th. The deadline for asking for an absentee ballot is March 3. Voters can go to VOTEIDAHO.GOV to submit the request online.

All absentee ballots must be in the clerk’s office by March 14th at 8pm.

Absentee Ballot Request Form

Polling Places

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Polling Places Table

Overview of Projects

Click on the images and underlined links below to see the larger images.

Ashton Elementary

Ashton Elementary Floor Plan

South Fremont HS

South Fremont Floor Plan

North Fremont JH/HS

North Fremont Floor Plan

Ancillary Projects

  • ADA upgrades

  • Miscellaneous HVAC

  • Electrical upgrades

Cost and Financial Impact

Project Costs Table

Bond Proposal Summary

Historical Costs Graph

Individual Impact

Frequently Asked Questions

Resources and Documents

Research & Business Development Center (RBDC) Surveys and Program Analysis

For three years from 2019 to 2021, the Research & Business Development Center (RBDC) conducted surveys and researched the educational and career needs of students in Fremont County School District #215. They presented the results of four separate studies to the Board of Trustees. These final reports can be found below.

RBDC Report 1 (Spring 2019)

Student, parent, stakeholder, and community surveys. Need for greater technical training and student career preparation.

RBDC Report 1

Click to see full report.

RBDC Report 2 (Fall 2019)

Career Technical Program Analysis

RBDC Report 2

Click to see full report.

RBDC Report 3 (Winter 2020)

Fremont Technical High School: Roadmap, Outline, and Financial Analysis

RBDC Report 3

Click to see full report.

RBDC Report 4 (Winter 2021)

Fremont Facility Expansion Proposals

RBDC Report 4

Click to see full report.


Surveys were sent to students, parents, stakeholders, and patrons from May to October 2021.

Community Survey Results

Request for Qualifications (RFQ) Construction Manager / General Contractor (CM/GC)


Click to see full RFQ.

Request for Qualifications (RFQ) Architectural / Engineering Services: 2022 Bond Projects

RFQ Document

Click to see full RFQ

Strategic Facility Master Plan-Executive Summary

Master Plan Executive Summary

Click to see executive summary report.

Strategic Facility Master Plan (Full Report)

Master Plan  Full Document

Click to see full report.