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The Blaine County school board passed the gavel to Keith Roark in his first meeting as a trustee, unanimously electing the Zone 3 representative chairman of the board Monday night. 

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     The Blaine County school board passed the gavel to Keith Roark in his first meeting as a trustee, unanimously electing the Zone 3 representative chairman of the board on Monday night. 

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     Fifth-graders and their parents have a choice for middle school in the Blaine County School District, and this week they can check out both options with a pair of scheduled open houses.

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A new year brings a new board to lead the Blaine County School District. Three new members will sit on the five-person panel at the trustees’ annual meeting on Monday, Jan. 13, looking to add stability—and transparency—to district management after a tumultuous year.

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     Reverse back-up alarms on school buses will continue at least until March in north Woodside in Hailey, despite objections from neighbors about the noise they produce.

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     Beginning Jan. 21, the Ketchum-based Environmental Resource Center will offer “Science After School,” a program for fourth- and fifth-graders, at Alturas Elementary School in Hailey. The six-week program involves students with the natural environment through outdoor adventures and exploration.

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More than 1,700 people responded to the Blaine County School District’s 2019 Community Survey, according to the Idaho School Boards Association, which will now comb through the information before presenting it to the school board next month.

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After gathering feedback in Hailey, Ketchum and Carey, the Blaine County school board is zeroing in on its plan to ask voters for a plant facilities levy sometime next year. First, though, it wants to hear more—particularly from people who aren’t affiliated with the schools.

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Members of the Blaine County School District’s school board and Finance Committee will meet to weigh public input and refine a prospective plant facilities levy pitch tonight, Dec. 18, at 6 p.m. in the Community Campus in Hailey.

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After a month of coding, seventh-grade students Ellis Mallet, center, and Ozzie Scherer let their drone take flight during a performance at Wood River Middle School on Friday, Dec. 13. Using the same testing and design procedures followed by the world-renowned drone production company Verity…

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     Members of the Blaine County School District’s school board and Finance Committee will meet to weigh public input and refine a prospective plant facilities levy pitch on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 6 p.m. at the Community Campus in Hailey.

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     Thanks to a grant from the Idaho Commission for Libraries, the Bellevue Public Library will offer its first Idaho Let’s Talk About It series of book discussions beginning Jan. 9.

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Nearly 1,000 people have taken the Blaine County School District’s community survey, and the board of trustees is hoping to pull more responses before the poll wraps up on Dec. 21.

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Teachers and staff at Hemingway STEAM School in Ketchum faced off for an ugly Christmas sweater contest Wednesday. Students will cast votes today for the winners, who will receive restaurant gift certificates and bragging rights.

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   Nearly 1,000 people have taken the Blaine County School District’s community survey, and the board of trustees is hoping to pull more responses before the poll wraps up on Dec. 21.

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     The Blaine County School District’s community survey is now available, after technical difficulties delayed the scheduled Monday launch, according to Communications Director Heather Crocker.

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     The Ernest Hemingway STEAM School earned one of 72 grants doled out by the Idaho STEM Action Center this year, and the donation is already growing before students’ eyes.

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The Blaine County School District will get a report card of its own next month after the school board voted to launch a third-party public poll during a special meeting Tuesday night.

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Lara Stone got a jump on her new job this week, taking the oath of office during a regular meeting of the Blaine County School District board of trustees two months before the Zone 5 delegate was scheduled to be sworn in.

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     The Blaine County School District’s community survey is now available, after technical difficulties delayed the scheduled Monday launch, according to Communications Director Heather Crocker.

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     The Ernest Hemingway STEAM School earned one of 72 grants doled out by the Idaho STEM Action Center this year, and the donation is already growing before students’ eyes.

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The Blaine County School District will get a report card of its own next month after the school board voted to launch a third-party public poll during a special meeting Tuesday night.

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Lara Stone got a jump on her new job this week, taking the oath of office during a regular meeting of the Blaine County School District board of trustees two months before the Zone 5 delegate was scheduled to be sworn in.

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    Enrollment in Blaine County schools tallied lower than expected—and less than in previous years—during the official count this month, which will likely hurt state funding in the future.

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The Blaine County school board unanimously scrapped a controversial clause in its school lunch policy that would have district administrators contact the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s child protective services if parents were delinquent on their student’s bill.

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The Blaine County School District announced the hiring of a new human resources director last Thursday, almost five months after settling out of court with the previous head.

Blaine County School District Trustee Kevin Garrison resigned from his post this week, three days after he was arrested on a pair of alcohol-related misdemeanors Friday night.

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     Blaine County School District Trustee Kevin Garrison resigned from his post on Monday, three days after he was arrested on a pair of alcohol-related misdemeanors Friday night.

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     The Blaine County School District’s board of trustees will hold its second listening session for feedback on a possible plant-facilities levy tonight, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Ernest Hemingway STEAM School in Ketchum.

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A pair of incidents at Blaine County schools brought student safety back to the fore last week. This year, though, administrators are using a new tool to help secure schools—and, they say, it’s already paying dividends.

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     A meet-and-greet event for Blaine County School District board of trustees candidates, hosted by 5BPA WRMS PTA, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Hailey City Hall, in the upstairs meeting room.

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After a full year of work, the Blaine County School District’s Finance Committee formally recommended that the school board pursue a levy totaling some $40 million for construction, maintenance and technology over the next 10 years, during the trustees’ regular October meeting Tuesday night.