School district gives thanks
February 15, 2017
By Gary Pflueger
Boundary County School District 101
What a week! February 6 through 10 will be one
for the record books. It was a great combination
of dangerous roads, heavy snow/ice and changing
weather conditions which shut BCSD #101 down;
some might call it the “perfect storm.”
But as it is in Northern Idaho, not everyone
stayed warm and cozy in their homes to wait it
Hundreds of individuals donned their winter
wear, grabbed a shovel and headed to our five
schools to save the day.
Now, what I need to do is dig out of the debt
incurred by this declared “State of Emergency.”
I am still waiting on billing and do not have a
specific price tag on it, but it will be
My next step is to request financial recompense
from Boundary County and the State of Idaho. I
will let the community know as soon as I find
On behalf of the students and staff of BCSD I
send my sincere thanks to everyone who helped
secure our school buildings!
It will not be possible to mention all the
groups who worked on the roofs.
Here are just a few: the Mennonite Community,
KG&T, Capital Property Management, Horizon
Landscaping, and Cottonwood Correctional
I thank you!
A special thank you and wish for great fortune
to the true volunteers: the Paradise and South
Bench Fire Departments, Port Hill Customs and
others. I saw parents, teachers, support staff
and students working among the contracted help.
You will not be forgotten!
Finally, a special and personal note of thanks
to BCSD Maintenance Supervisor Bob Overman for
coordinating this huge project. The safety of
our students was his primary concern.
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