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D93 News for the First Week of September 2021

Posted Date: 09/02/2021


It’s the start of a new school year and we have a new day for our show. You can catch new episodes of D93 News on Wednesdays during the school year. D93 News is presented by Farm Bureau Federation Bonneville County.

We also have a new day for D93 Live. D93 Live is now on the first Monday after the Regular Board Meeting each month. This is your chance to interact with Superintendent Woolstenhulme and other D93 leaders. D93 Live is presented by Lookout Credit Union.

The vacancy that was declared after Amy Landers moved from her zone on the Board of Trustees will soon be filled. An excellent pool of candidates showed their interest in being appointed to the Board. The Board narrowed it down to two finalists and they unanimously voted to appoint Carrissa Coats to the Board. Carissa will be sworn in at next week’s regularly scheduled board meeting. Three zones, zones 2, 3, and 5 are up for election in November. The deadline to file a petition of candidacy is this Friday, September 3rd. If you are interested in this opportunity, please call Mary Hansen at (208) 557-6819.

It’s no secret that D93 is growing and our community has been very supportive in helping provide a safe learning environment for this influx of students. Voters overwhelmingly supported the bond to build a new middle school with a bond measure in 2018. That school would come to be known as Black Canyon Middle School. Black Canyon opened with more than 900 students this week and is at capacity. We would like to publicly thank the workers who plowed through unprecedented conditions to build the area’s newest school, on time, on schedule, during a pandemic. Things went a little smoother this time around. D93 News wasn’t around when the District last opened a middle school but the headline from the Post Register tells it all. “Chaos fails to dim joy at new school.” Of course, Sandcreek has gone on to serve our community well.

D93 is putting together a planning committee to help provide guidance for future and ongoing growth in Bonneville County. There are still a few spots available for community members to join this important committee. Please contact John Pymm at (208) 227-9667 for more information.