Boise School District News

Thursday, January 11, 2024

Great Student Award

Boise High School's Lillian Saperston is Focused on Conservation

Lillian Saperston is a senior at Boise High School who is passionate about conservation and climate change advocacy. 

Saperston has been selected for BoiseDev’s Great Student Award — where one student each week is selected to receive a $200 scholarship based on their good deeds in the community — from helping others, volunteering, and more.

Saperston is the high school outreach assistant at the Idaho Conservation League, where she works to get students involved specifically in the campaign to save salmon. She is also a co-leader of Youth Salmon Protectors. She said she has been part of several protests. Saperston talked about a particular protest where the group created a mock dam on the Capitol to urge elected officials to protect the species.

Learn More about Lillian Saperston

Boise Schools Wins International Budget Award for 21st Consecutive Year

For the 21st consecutive year, Boise School District has received the Meritorious Budget Award as presented by the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO).

By regularly receiving the ASBO Meritorious Budget Award, Boise School District continues to earn notable recognition for:

  • Skills in developing an effective budget presentation.
  • Compliance with clear budget presentation guidelines.
  • Commitment to the community through a reader-friendly budget document.
  • Adherence to nationally recognized budget presentation standards.

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Superintendent Dennis Announces Retirement

Board of Trustees to interview Deputy Superintendent Lisa Roberts for the position at special board meeting on January 17th

Boise School District Superintendent Coby Dennis announced during the Boise School Board's regular monthly meeting on January 8, 2024 that he intends to retire, effective June 30, 2024.

The Board of Trustees voted 7-0 to interview Deputy Superintendent Lisa Roberts for the position of Superintendent at a special board meeting on Wednesday, January 17th at 5:30 p.m. The interview will occur in Executive Session following the start of the special meeting. The meeting will be open to the public, with an opportunity for comment prior to the interview.

Coby Dennis


Boise School District

Lisa Roberts

Deputy Superintendent

Boise School District

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January Red & Golden Apple Award Recipients

Each month during the school year, the Boise School Board honors deserving teachers and support staff through the District's highest awards program - the Red Apple Award for teachers and the Golden Apple Award for classified employees. During the Board meeting held on January 8, 2024, Trustees recognized the following individuals.

Read the words of nomination for Amy Rust.

Read the words of nomination for Becky Fordham.

Trustee Spotlight - Elizabeth Langley

Elizabeth Langley (pictured) was appointed by the Boise School Board to fill a vacancy on the Board in November of 2020.  Trustee Langley then won election to the Board in September of 2022. Trustee Langley has significant experience working with the Boise School District on many levels, including as a parent. She has volunteered in the classroom, sat on the Boise Public Schools Foundation Board, served on the Foundation's Finance and Executive Committees, and served as a member of the District Calendar Committee. 

Additional experience includes volunteer service to a number of non-profit boards, including the CATCH Homeless Initiative to address homelessness in our community. In addition, Trustee Langley has worked as an advocate and volunteer in committees at both the city level and at the state level in addressing the needs of education and homelessness. As a business person who deals with long term strategic decisions and financials, Trustee Langley's experience lends itself well to strategic decision-making and supporting the needs of the District in ensuring that each and every student is prepared to succeed in college, career and citizenship.

Trustee Langley is a Partner of Echelon Group, Inc. and in her spare time she enjoys working with her children at their family cattle ranch, mountain biking and outdoor activities during all of Idaho's seasons. 

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Parenting Neurodivergent Children

As a school community, we believe in celebrating and embracing the diverse range of neurological differences that exist among individuals. That's why we are excited to announce a special parent engagement event focused on the topic of neurodiversity. This event will provide parents with valuable insights, resources, and strategies to support their neurodiverse children.

For more information, see below or register online to attend this parent engagement event. If you have any questions, please contact Boise School District Strategic Partnerships Coordinator Sara Nord at [email protected]

Teen Takeover at JUMP

PARENTS OF TEENS! JUMP is launching a new program called TEEN TAKEOVER with the inaugural event happening on January 12th, 2024 from 6:30-8:30pm. JUMP aims to provide a space for teens to feel connected, make friends & enjoy just being teenagers. Register today!

Spanish Dual Language Program Information Meeting

Spanish Dual Language Program Information Meeting - Spanish Language Flyer

Learn More About Dual Language Program

Learn Something New in the New Year! Community Education - Now Enrolling

Whether you're interested in learning a new skill, enhancing your professional development, or simply exploring a new hobby, we have something for everyone.


From hands-on workshops in arts & crafts, cooking, dance, fitness, pets & animal care and gardening to professional development courses in business and technology, our Community Education program aims to empower individuals with knowledge and skills that can enrich their lives and open new doors of opportunity.


Together, let's embark on a journey of growth, discovery and community building through education!


Enroll today at  

Announcing TVMSC Information Night

Boise School District's Treasure Valley Math and Science Center is an award winning, nationally recognized, free, public school magnet program of the Boise School District that prepares students for success in college, career and life. TVMSC students are focused on advanced studies in the areas of Math, Science, Research, and Computer Science. 

All interested students & families are invited to attend the TVMSC Information Night on Monday, January 22nd, 2024 at Riverglen Junior High School, 6801 N. Gary Lane, Boise, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Further information about the screening and the application process can be found online. Have questions? Please call TVMSC Principal Helga Frankenstein at 208-854-6803 or email her at [email protected].

Announcing Spring 2024 High School Graduation Dates

Boise School District is pleased to announce the following spring 2024 high school graduation dates.

Spring 2024 Graduation Dates

ExtraMile Arena, 7:00 p.m.

(unless otherwise noted)

  • Wednesday, May 15, 2024 - Boise Online School, 2:00 p.m.; Frank Church High School, 6:00 p.m. (both graduation ceremonies to be held at the Morrison Center)
  • Monday, May 20, 2024 - Boise High School
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2024 - Borah High School
  • Wednesday, May 22, 2024 - Capital High School
  • Thursday, May 23, 2024 – Timberline High School

Our Schools Care

How to Talk to Your Child About Suicide

Parents, have you wondered how to talk to your child about suicide? Find ways to start this important conversation with your child of any age at our Mental Health Resources webpage, where you will also find helpful information about support and resources for all Boise Schools families.

Send Students a Message of Support

We are preparing to deliver our community's messages of support to our students. If you have a message of encouragement to share, we would love to receive your positive words no later than January 31st, 2024. Thank you for your support of Boise School District students!

Send a Virtual Postcard - Messages of Support for Students

Winter Weather Procedures & Driving Tips

Education is important and every missed day of school represents lost learning opportunities. However, Boise School District’s primary concern is for the safety of all students, including students riding busses and walking or biking to school. If students cannot safely travel to school or if schools are not able to operate safely because of citywide dangerous weather conditions, school may be cancelled. Watch the following video to learn more about Boise School District's Inclement Weather Procedures.

Winter driving can be challenging for drivers of all ages, but especially for high school students who are new to driving. With this in mind, review these safe winter driving tips to help you navigate winter weather.

Emergencies & Inclement Weather Procedures
Gifts. Passions. Dreams. Possibilities.
Boise School District's Everything's Possible movement shares the dreams, aspirations and experiences of our students and teachers. As a parent, you see your child’s potential. And we see it, too. Everything’s possible.

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Affordable Connectivity Program
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) provides eligible households with a discount on broadband service and connected devices.

Consumers can access the online application for the ACP at This site can also be accessed in Spanish at

Student Device Monitoring 

A reminder to parents that Boise School District provides parents/guardians with the ability to monitor your student’s activity on their District-assigned digital device via the GoGuardian Parent App: 

Keep In Contact
Parents - Sign-Up for Emergency Text Messaging: The Boise School District offers emergency text messaging for parents/guardians. Learn more and sign-up.

Non-Parents - Mobile App Available: Boise School District has a mobile app to improve communication to you. The app offers emergency alerts and is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
Our Commitment to School Safety & Security
Dates of Interest
  • January 15: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School Pre K-12
  • January 17: Special Boise School Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m., District Services Center, 8169 W. Victory Rd., Boise. Aenda to be posted online, when available.
  • February 19: Presidents' Day - No School Pre K-12
  • February 29: Kindergarten Registration, 3:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at your neighborhood school
  • March 15: End of Third Quarter - Early Release K-6, No School Pre K
  • March 18-22: Spring Break - No School Pre K-12
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