January 30, 2023

  • Bondurant-Farrar E-Briefing

  • Board Highlights from the January 23 Meeting

    Electronic agendas and supporting documents can be viewed at least 24 hours in advance of each meeting. The full agenda of the January 23, 2023 board meeting can be viewed here (Board Docs).

    Meeting Highlights: 

    • Director of special education, Dr. Erin Bone presented the district’s 2022 IDEA Disability Accountability summary. This state special education report focused on four categories: child find, secondary transitions, behavior, academics. Compared to districts throughout our state, Bondurant-Farrar scored in the top category, tier 1. The district will use the results to develop a three-year implementation plan consisting of targeted professional development and improvement in identified areas. Click here to view the full report.
    • Held a public hearing and reviewed electronic comments pertaining to the 2023-24 academic calendar. The calendar was amended based on staff and community feedback and later approved by the school board.
    • Received updates from three superintendent advisory committees - finance, student achievement, and the school improvement advisory committee.
    • Approved a sharing agreement for a shared College and Career Counselor to work with students who would benefit from more support in deciding post-secondary paths.
    • High school agriculture teacher Caitlin Remington provided an update on the agricultural education program and how it’s grown over the years through increased participation and course offerings. In the current school year, ten ag-focused courses are offered to students. Click here to view the full presentation.

    For information regarding upcoming meetings, contacting board members, and detailed agendas, please visit www.bfschools.org/Page/854.

  • Academic Calendar Approved for Next Year

    Academic calendar approvedOn January 23, school board members held a public hearing and reviewed staff and community input regarding the draft 2023-24 school calendar. Many of the submitted comments were in regards to the last day of school and the possibility of releasing students prior to the Memorial Day holiday. In response to the feedback received, school board members supported recommended amendments and approved the updated school calendar.

    Thank you to those who provided feedback. This continues to be helpful in identifying and prioritizing changes. We appreciate your assistance in this process! 

    Click here to view the board approved 2023-24 calendar.

  • Join Our District Office Team!

    Bondurant-Farrar currently has an administrative assistant opening within our district office. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 8, 2023. For additional information about this position or other opportunities within our district, please visit our website at https://www.bfschools.org/careers.

    We're hiring an administrative assistant to serve in our district office

  • New Stop Signs Installed Near the High School

    In an effort to increase safety and help with the flow of traffic, temporary stop signs have been installed along Grant Street near the high school for a trial period.

    These temporary signs are located at the south entrance of the high school and will be active on school days during afternoon dismissal. The trial period is expected to begin on February 6 (or later) through March 9, with spring break beginning the following day. During the first two weeks of implementation, school resource officer Deputy Schnur will be on-site to assist during afternoon dismissal. If the trial period is determined to be successful in increasing safety and traffic flow, these stop signs will be used throughout the school year.

    Please use caution in the area and be aware of this safety improvement.

  • Six-Month Review, No Recommended Changes

    While no recent updates have been identified, the district is required by the Department of Education to seek feedback and update our Return to Learn and ESSER III plans every six months. Comments regarding Bondurant-Farrar's plans can be made anytime through the links below. Responses will be officially reviewed every 6 months.

  • a quick reference guide for familiesA Communication Guide for Families

    There can be a number of questions as we prepare for a new school year, and we are here to help! As questions arise, please reach out to us directly for accurate and timely assistance!

    Not sure who to contact? Our staff directory, general inquiry form, and this reference guide can be found online at www.bfschools.org/contactus.

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    Contact Us

    Thank you for taking time to review the latest issue of the Bondurant-Farrar E-Briefing. The purpose of this publication is to provide board updates, news, and events from around the district. If you have suggestions, comments, or feedback regarding this publication, please reach out!

    Jessica Hartgers
    Communications Specialist