Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC) begins in April

Genesee school's  is one of many schools  in the country participating in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Field Test this spring. Schools in 24 states will administer the online assessment to certain grades in mathematics and/or English language arts/ Literacy starting this April, 2014.

The Field Test is an opportunity to “test the test.”  Information from the field test will be used to evaluate the testing software, ensure the quality of test questions, and evaluate the effectiveness of the test administration and training materials.
For our school, students in grades 3-11 have been selected to take the Field test.   The assessment will be administered over multiple days during the months of April and May.

This is a very exciting opportunity for our school. Students will be able to try out new, online testing software and innovative question types that will be very similar on future Smarter Balanced assessments. By participating in the field test, your child will be influencing the development of future Smarter Balanced assessments used in our schools.

If you would like more information about Smarter Balanced, please visit the Smarter Balanced website at If you have any questions regarding your child’s participation, please contact Mr. Scripter, Mrs. Moore or Mr. Caldwell at 208-285-1161

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

2014 - 2015 Supplemental Levy Passed!

On Behalf of the School Board, Administration, Students and Staff of Genesee School District, I would like to thank you for supporting our 2014 Supplemental Levy.

Your support enables the district to continue to provide the quality education that our students will need to be successful. Your "yes" vote continues to show students and others that education is valued among the community. By supporting public education you are enabling us to be able to provide our students with skills and tools to be successful in the future.

As District Superintendent, I appreciate your support and hope to continue to be able to provide our children with the quality education that our children deserve and need. It is a pleasure to be a member of such a strong, supportive community.

Our school district wouldn't be the great institution it is today without such great community support. Thank you for voting YES!

Wendy Moore