Skip to Content

D91 pushes start date to Aug. 31

D91 Pushes Start Date
KIFI/KIDK
D91 Pushes Start Date

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Idaho Falls School District 91’s school board voted unanimously to push back the school start date for from Aug. 26 to Aug. 31. 

Board members called Thursday nights special meeting in connection with the Special Legislative Session expected to kick off Aug. 24. The said the delay will give teachers and staff a few extra days to plan as hundreds of students plan for online learning.

Each member shared pros and cons of the three dates proposed: Aug. 26 (the original start date), Aug. 31, or Sept. 8.

This was the only issue addressed at the meeting, even though parents, teachers, and students spent the day protesting the boards “blue’ reopening plan.

Though it wasn’t addressed directly, board trustee Paul Haacke called for unity before the meeting adjourned. 

“We're Idaho Falls, we're ‘Idahome’. This is our community. We need to stand up and be proud,” Haacke said. We should just agree to disagree… Just know we're trying to do our best.”

Article Topic Follows: Idaho Falls

Bre Clark

BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION

KIFI Local News 8 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content