September 19, 2023
Board Highlights from the September 11, 2023 Meeting
- Principals shared reports regarding building news, celebrations, and opportunities.
- Received updates and a recap from the September 15 finance committee meeting.
- Accepted petitions and approved a resolution ordering an election on the issuance of $48 million in bonds to be used on new and expanded school facilities.
- Heard updates from Superintendent Powers including, administrator training opportunities, completion of track resurfacing projects at the intermediate school and high school, negative lunch balances, and more.
For information regarding upcoming meetings, contacting board members, and detailed agendas, please visit www.bfschools.org/Page/854.
Community Members Present Petitions
Community members Laurel Swansen and Patrick Meyer presented more than 585 signatures to the Bondurant-Farrar Board of Education on September 11, allowing for the opportunity for a public vote regarding a $48 million bond referendum aimed at enhancing and expanding school facilities. 385 signatures were needed to call for an election.
The Bondurant-Farrar Board of Education is calling for a special election to be held on November 7, 2023 for a bond referendum not to exceed $48 million. Voter approval would allow the district to construct a new elementary school, high school addition, and new activities spaces. The proposal will not increase tax rates, but requires 60.1% voter approval on November 7, 2023.
More information will be shared with the community in the coming weeks. This will include opportunities for questions to be addressed through in-person community meetings, virtual town hall meetings, and FAQs.
(Pictured: Laurel Swanson, Patrick Meyer, Board Member Kayla Vandehaar, Board President Stacia Sanny)
School Involvement Opportunities
The district has several advisory committees established to provide input and help guide decisions. Committees include representatives from a variety of stakeholder groups, including board members, administrators, staff, and parents who learn about topics, have discussions, and make recommendations for consideration by the school board. At this time, two committees are seeking additional involvement from parents - School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC) and the Infrastructure Committee.
To learn more and express interest, please complete this election form by Wednesday, October 4.
October 12 Event for K-6 Students and Families
We are excited to announce an upcoming opportunity for both you and your K-6 students to engage with our school community! On October 12, we will be hosting a special Parent University event where parents and guardians can attend a variety of engaging learning sessions tailored to your interests and needs.
While you explore these valuable learning opportunities, your children will participate in a variety of entertaining and unique STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Math) activities with their peers. It's a chance for them to explore and experiment in a fun and collaborative environment.
This event is designed to foster a stronger connection between our school, your family, and your child's education. Stay tuned for more details, including the schedule and the exciting topics we'll be covering during the parent sessions.
Interested in Serving on our School Board?
School board members are locally-elected volunteers, serving four-year terms, who play a significant role in the leadership and governance of our public school district. This year, our district will have three open seats on the ballot for the full 4-year term and one seat open with two years of service remaining. Nomination forms can be filed with the district’s administration office by 5PM on September 21, 2023 for the upcoming election. With questions, please call our district office at 515-967-7819.
Click here to learn more: https://www.bfschools.org/Page/855
Automatic Payments for School Meals
We'd like to inform you of a convenient way to manage your child's school meals account. Parents and guardians now have the option to set up automatic meal payments through Infinite Campus, our online platform. By enabling this feature, you can ensure that your child's meal account remains funded without the hassle of manual payments. To set up automatic payments, simply log in to your Infinite Campus account and (click here to) follow the instructions.
Thank you for your continued support in providing the best for our students.
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