Welcome to the 2014/2015 School Year!
We are honored to welcome parents, teachers, District staff, and more than 4,100 students back to our District. For parents/guardians whose students are entering our schools for the first time, a special welcome and a heartfelt thank you for the trust that you have placed in us.
Lakeland Jt. School District was formed back in 1949 by consolidating thirteen smaller school districts. Since that time, our schools have been the educational home to students across the 460 square miles that make up our community of schools, as well as a critical part of what makes our cities and towns such a great place to live. As superintendent, I am thrilled to be part of a District where traditions are held in such high regard, and where keeping current with best teaching and learning practices are valued. All of this ensures that every student succeeds – academically, in extra-curricular activities, and social-emotionally. That is our highest priority.
Lakeland Jt. School District graduates are leaders in a wide range of professions, having found success in business, academics, government services, the arts, and athletics. As our newest group of freshmen enter Timberlake and Lakeland High School, last year’s seniors move on to colleges, apprenticeships, military service, and the job market.
Our continuous improvement efforts are critical to our students and staff members, ensuring that the high quality of our schools is maintained. We work hard to guarantee that our students have the knowledge and skills that they will need for future success, which benefits our community, as well as the students themselves. Many of our students return “home” to make a living and make a life.
Improving student achievement goes beyond academics, extra-curricular activities, and student performance. It means seeking new ways to stretch taxpayer support and investment in their educational system. As a school district, we have earned a reputation for efficiency and quality, and we will maintain this in the future.
At the beginning of every school year, we know that we will face unanticipated challenges and opportunities as the year progresses. Please know that we always work to address critical issues transparently, involving community members in the difficult decisions that must be made about our classrooms, schools, students, and District. We will also maintain our track record of inclusion and collaboration with our parents and community members in this effort.
A Community Committed to Academic Excellence and Dedicated to Student Success is not just a slogan, but it is our practice and our promise to you! We acknowledge and celebrate that all staff, all entities, and all community members raise students and student achievement. In so doing, we prepare each student to be successful, and our students develop a strong sense of community.
On behalf of our District, please accept my thanks for your support of our schools and our students and, on a personal level, for the opportunity to lead and work with you as your superintendent.
Superintendent of Schools
Lakeland Jt. School District #272
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Lakeland Joint School District 272 does not discriminate or deny services on the basis of age, race, religion, color, national origin, sex and/or disability. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district Title IX Officer:
Tom Taggart, Director of Business and Support Services
P.O. Box 39
Rathdrum, ID 83858