March 27, 2024

  • Bondurant-Farrar E-Briefing

  • Board Highlights from the March 18, 2024 Meeting

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

    Meeting Highlights: 

    • Received updates from three  superintendent advisory committees - student achievement, finance, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). 
    • Principals and district leaders shared reports regarding building news, celebrations, and opportunities.
    • Discussed the related-arts addition at the high school, including project details and bid timelines.
    • Pending no further winter weather cancellations, the last day of school for the current school year will take place as scheduled, with a 1:00 pm dismissal on Friday, May 24, 2024.

    For information regarding upcoming meetings, contacting board members, and detailed agendas, please visit

  • Collaborative Effort Results In New Food Pantry

    Through a truly collaborative effort, a new food pantry housed at the junior high supports Bondurant-Farrar students in grades 7-12 and their families. Please take three minutes to learn more about this new partnership, as well as how community members can seek assistance and get involved. 

  • Next Year's School Calendar Board Approved

    Click to view approved school calendar for the 2024-25 academic yearEarlier this month, school board members approved the draft 2024-25 school calendar after previously holding a public hearing and reviewing staff and community input at an earlier meeting. 

    Many of the comments received were in regard to the first day of school occurring on a Friday and the desire to conclude the school year prior to the Memorial Day holiday. With state law prohibiting schools from starting prior to August 23 each year, it can be a challenge to conclude the school year prior to Memorial Day while also allowing time for required professional development, holidays, and breaks.



    Please Note: Pending no further winter weather cancellations, the last day of school for the current school year will take place as scheduled, with a 1:00 pm dismissal on Friday, May 24, 2024. 

  • Information Regarding Recent Property Tax Mailing

    Property owners across the state recently received a new property tax mailing required by the passage of House File 718. While the purpose of this mailing is to educate taxpayers about the budget, families and residents may have questions and are asked to reach out to us directly for clarification. If there is interest, we will hold in-person and/or online sessions to address questions. 

    Is the school tax rate increasing?

    The school tax rate is the same at $17 per thousand of taxable valuation. With the residential and commercial growth in the district (meaning more contributors to the tax base), the revenue generated for the school district is more than the previous year. This additional funding with the same tax rate will help the district accommodate increased student enrollment, staffing increases, new facilities needs, etc.

    Will my school tax bill increase? 

    That depends on your property assessment, which is completed by the county. If your assessment has increased, your school portion of the bill will increase.

    Contact us with questions:

    We understand this is a complex topic. Families and residents are asked to call our district office at 515-967-7819 with any questions. Those who prefer to communicate electronically can visit our website at to reach out online.

  • Kindergarten Registration Now Open for Next Year

    We take great pride in creating a culture of learning in our classrooms to help make the transition to kindergarten a positive experience for your child(ren) and family. In order to best prepare for our new students, we are asking families to begin the registration for incoming 2024-2025 kindergarten students at their earliest convenience. 

    Get Started:

  • calling all kindergarteners, registration now open for next school year

  • Iowa Supreme Court Justices to Visit the High School

    It’s not every day that the Iowa Supreme Court visits your school!

    Join us on April 2 as the Iowa Supreme Court hears oral arguments at Bondurant-Farrar High School auditorium. The hearing is open to the public and begins at 7 p.m. Attendees will witness attorneys debate in one case during the special session. Following the hearing, the Polk County Bar Association will host a public reception with the justices.

    Click here to learn more about the case and event details.

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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