Educating today's students for tomorrow's world.
We will prepare every student to enter the college or career of their choice.
School Lunch Prices
$2.15 - High School/Middle School
$1.95 - Elementary
$3.65 - Adult
Breakfast/Nutrition is free to all students
The Supplemental Levy passed!!!
520 voted in favor
184 voted against
Supplemental Levy Election
A Supplemental Levy Election will be held Tuesday, March 14, 2017. It will be for $750,000 per year for two years.
Polling places are:
Allred Center - if you live in Montpelier 1 or 3 or Bennington
St. Charles City Hall - if you live in St. Charles or Fish Haven
Paris Tabernacle Annex - if you live in Paris, Bloomington, or Liberty
Georgetown City Hall - if you live in Georgetown or Nounan
Grace Thiel Comm.Center (Sr. Citizens Center) - if you live in Montpelier 2 or Dingle
Vote by Mail - if you live in Geneva, Pegram, or Bern
Polls are open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Two years ago voters approved a $800,000 supplemental levy to help maintain programs in the Bear Lake School District. The school board appreciates the voters' support for high quality education. This year another supplemental levy vote will be conducted, once again to preserve and maintain programs and quality instruction. This levy amount will be for $750,000 a year for two years which is $50,000 a year less than the previous two years.
The School Board has concluded that another supplemental levy is required because we continue to face many financial challenges but through a combination of prudent management, supplemental levy money, and help from the fund balance, we have been able to maintain a balanced budget; the ongoing demands for technology hardware and infrastructure continue to escalate - our 5 year technology plan will put 1:1 student/device at the secondary level and 1:2 at the elementary grades; for the current school year of 2016/2017, the State did increase the unit value for discretionary funding operation expenses but it still remains at the 2009 level and our operational costs have continued to increase over the last 8 years.
The $750,000 supplemental levy will cost property owners approximately .27 cents per day, $8.14 per month, or $97.69 per year for each $100,000 of taxable property value. This is a decrease of $7.82 per year from the last levy.
Property records show that 62% of property tax value in the county is from non-resident homeowners and industries. The net result is that non-residents will pay nearly 2/3 of the supplemental levy cost.
The proposed supplemental levy is required in order to maintain our current programs after making approximately $100,000 in cuts two years ago. We continually look for ways to cut expenses while maximizing opportunities for students. A few of the cuts that have been made in recent years include field trip funding, classroom supplies, reductions to personnel and/or positions, and reduction in facilities usage and board travel.
Without supplemental levy funding it will be necessary to sacrifice far beyond the point of serious cuts. Today's school children will be tomorrow's workers and leaders. They need a good education in order to prepare them for the future. That is why, after careful analysis, the board encourages everyone to vote on this supplemental levy election on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.
We appreciate your support.
School Board Trustee Election
Three zones are up for election this year: Zone 2, 4, and 5. The Declaration of Candidacy and Petition of Candidacy are due Friday, March 17, 2017. The forms are available at the District Office.
The election will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.
Bear Lake School District #33
Bear Lake School District consists of three elementary schools, a middle school, a high school, and an alternate high school.
Bear Lake School District shares a common boundary with Bear Lake County. The southern border of the county is the State of Utah while the eastern border of the county is the State of Wyoming. The district includes the communities (to name a few) Fish Haven, St. Charles, Paris, Montpelier, Bennington, Bern, Dingle, Geneva, and Georgetown. Paris is the county seat while Montpelier is the largest community. The county is surrounded by mountains.
Bear Lake Valley offers the best of two worlds. Residents live in a quiet, rural setting that is close to all the advantages of a major metropolitan area. The community shares a strong moral conviction with a family oriented environment.
Many residents make their living in agriculture, small businesses, tourist activities, or in occupations related to the mining industry. The community has it's own hospital and a variety of health care providers. The residents enjoy tremendous recreational opportunities. Bear Lake provides a beautiful setting for a variety of water sports. Fishing and hunting are very popular activities throughout the year. There are miles of groomed trails for snowmobile enthusiasts. Cross country skiing is popular and there are several ski lodges in the area.