Free Cardiac Clinic
A free cardiac clinic will be held on October 24, 2015 from 9am – 4pm at the Boys and Girls Club in Post Falls. This clinic is available for all youth ages 14 to 24. To see more information regarding this valuable service, please click here.
Heritage Health Provides Health Services to Students in North Idaho
The School Based Health Center (SBHC) is a collaboration between the Lakeland School District and Heritage Health. The SBHC is a mobile health center that visits various locations around the school district on a rotating schedule and welcomes students of all ages as well as all community members. This is Idaho’s first School Based Health Center, and a tremendous opportunity for students, their families and relatives to access quality healthcare close to home.
The goal of the School Based Health Center is to meet students and other patients where they are and reduce barriers to healthcare. The SBCH provides important primary, preventative and early intervention healthcare services, as well as comprehensive health assessments, medication, vision screenings, treatment of both acute and chronic illness, health education and mental health.
The SBHC, just like any other Heritage Health Clinic, will bill insurance whenever possible in order to sustain the program. However, students will always receive care, regardless of ability to pay. Click here for a schedule of the Mobile Clinic locations and for phone numbers to make an appointment.
Post Falls High School Coach Makes
Running for "littles" a Passion
Boise State University recently published a newsletter highlighting Post Falls High School teacher Sue Lauer for her work with the elementary cross country program in Post Falls. Please click here to view the article.
District Construction Update
The citizens of Post Falls School District approved a $19.5 million Bond Levy in March of 2015 to fund numerous construction projects throughout the district. The following is an update regarding the progress to complete the approved projects:
River City Middle School Second Story Addition
We are seeing excellent progress on the construction of the second story classroom addition to River City Middle School. Currently the contractor, CNI, is working on the final stage of the project. The addition will be ready for students on the first day of school on September 8.
New Elementary School
The district conducted a bid opening on July 28, 2015 and has awarded the bid to Contractors Northwest Inc. (CNI). The plan is to have CNI on site to begin construction by mid-August. The new school will be ready for occupation prior to the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.
Mullan Trail Elementary School Update
Mullan Trail Elementary School is currently going through a major update with the addition of new energy efficient windows, exterior siding, new dropped interior ceilings, new carpet and paint. The project will be ready for staff and students this fall.
The district is installing new heating units in three buildings this summer; Frederick Post Learning Center, Mullan Trail Elementary School and Seltice Elementary School. The new units will replace units that are over 35 years old. The new heating units will be energy efficient models.
High School Auditorium
Once the new elementary school construction has begun the district architect will begin putting the finishing touches on construction documents for the Post Falls High School Performing Arts Auditorium project. The goal is to put the project out to bid prior to the new year. Upon bid approval and appropriate construction weather, the district would like to begin construction.
High School Auxiliary Gymnasium
The next project in the queue is the Post Falls High School Auxiliary Gymnasium. This project will be constructed during the spring and summer of 2016.
Frederick Post Learning Center Update
The district will update the Frederick Post building during the summer of 2016. This major update will include the addition of new energy efficient windows, exterior siding, new dropped interior ceilings, new carpet and paint.
West Ridge Elementary School Classroom Addition
Two classrooms will be added to West Ridge Elementary School during the summer of 2016.
Post Falls Approves Facility and Operation Levies
Post Falls School District patrons approved a $19,500,000 Bond Levy to construct a second story addition at River City Middle School, a new elementary school, a performing arts auditorium and auxiliary gym at Post Falls High School, updates to several buildings, two classrooms at West Ridge Elementary School and school safety enhancement. The election held on March 10, had over 79% voter approval of the measure.
The voters also approved a two year supplemental levy in the amount of $4,655,000. This money will supplement the basic state appropriation to schools. This amount is $400,000 more than the previous levy amount. The increase will be used to update curricular materials and school buses. Over 80% of the voters approved this measure. District patrons will not see an increase in their school taxes as a result of the approval of either or both levies because of the expiration of a previous bond levy and the refinancing of other district bonds. Work will begin immediately on the construction projects with a priority of completing the River City Middle School addition in time to open this coming fall and the updating of other district schools this summer. The new elementary school will be open for students in the fall 2016.
Ford Receives 2015 District Leadership Award
Assistant Superintendent Becky Ford was recently named the recipient of the Idaho Association of School Administrator’s prestigious “District Leadership” award. The purpose of this award is to recognize practicing Idaho Superintendents or Assistant Superintendents who have modeled positive effects in promoting public school education in the state of Idaho. The recipient of the award is selected, in part, based on their contributions related to: advancing classroom instructional practices, the facilitation of integrating new technology into classrooms, the maintenance of a self-appraising, goal-based management system for principals, and the modeling of professional behavior that promotes the development of positive school climates and respect for the profession.
“Mrs. Ford is an outstanding educational professional and this award is long overdue”, said Board of Trustees Chair, Donagene Turnbow. “The staff, parents and especially the students of Post Falls School District are lucky to have a leader of Becky’s caliber in their lives. She is and has truly made a positive difference for our schools, staff and children”.
Mrs. Ford has served as the Assistant Superintendent of Schools since 2001. Prior to 2001 she held the position of Director of Elementary Programs and was the principal at Prairie View and Frederick Post Elementary Schools. She holds an Educational Specialist Degree from Washington State University.