Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information & Resources

In a Special Board Meeting held on August 4, 2020, members of the Boise School Board voted unanimously to begin the 2020-2021 school year virtually for all Boise School District students after considering guidance from medical professionals, a recommendation from Central District Health, a recommendation from the Boise School District administration, as well as oral and written public comments received. The first day of school in the Boise School District for the 2020-21 school year is August 17, 2020. Learn more...

On August 25, 2020, the 
Board of Trustees approved giving the District Administration the authority to begin an incremental, phased approach to returning students to school for in-person learning once Central District Health moves the Boise School District into Category 2 (yellow). The Board also directed the administration  to continue to incorporate guidance from local health officials as students return to school. We will continue to provide updates on this website as further information becomes available. Below are important links to current and previous communications from the Boise School District regarding our coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention and preparation efforts, as well as links to credible sources of information. Learn more...

On September 4, 2020, Boise School District released the first draft of a phased plan to begin to allow some students to return to in-person learning within two weeks of a Central District Health decision to move Ada County to Category 2 (Yellow). Learn more...

Boise School District Administration
(208) 854-4000

Healthcare Professionals & Pandemic Operations Virtual Panel

On September 16th, Boise School District hosted a panel featuring representatives from local healthcare providers and District Administrators to discuss the District's Pandemic Operations plan. Questions for the panel were submitted by staff. The panel discussion was recorded and can be viewed online.

Healthcare Panelists:
Gina Pannell, Program Manager and COVID School Liaison, Central District Health
Dr. Mark Nassir, MD, President, St. Alphonsus Medical Group
Tamara Fredrickson, NP, Health Services Supervisor, Boise School District 

Boise School District Administration Panelists:
Coby Dennis, Superintendent, Boise School District
Lisa Roberts, Deputy Superintendent, Boise School District
Becca Anderson, Area Director, Borah High Quadrant
Debbie Donovan, Area Director, Boise High Quadrant
Nick Smith, Director, Human Resources
Dr. Teri Thaemert, Area Director, Capital High Quadrant
Brian Walker, Area Director, Timberline High Quadrant

2020 Fall Reopening FAQ 

Community Child Care Options for Fall

District & School Fall 2020 Pandemic Operation Plans


Growing Number of Students & Families Seeking Assistance - May 26, 2020
Boise School Board Approves Fall 2020 Reopening Plan - June 18, 2020
A Look Inside the Classroom: Back-to-School Fall Operation Plan (video) - July 7, 2020
Boise Online School website (information & video) - July 7, 2020
Fall Reopening FAQ - July 13, 2020
Boise School District Approves Virtual Start to School Year - August 5, 2020
Memo to Parents & Guardians of Boise Online School - August 5, 2020
Memo to Parents & Guardians of Boise Online School - August 11, 2020
Memo to Parents & Guardians Re: Transportation - August 11, 2020
Memo to Parents & Guardians Re: Free and Reduced Meals Applications Being Accepted - August 13, 2020
Parent/Student Online Learning Tools
Boise School Board Approves Conditional Return To In-Person Learning - August 25, 2020 
District Releases Draft Plan for Phased Return - September 4, 2020
Central District health Decision Paves Way for Phased Return to In-Person Learning - September 8, 2020
District Releases Plan for Phased Return to In-Person Learning - September 10, 2020
Return to In-Person Learning Update - September 17, 2020



World Health Organization 
U.S. Centers for Disease Control
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare 
Idaho State Board of Education

Central District Health - Central District Health Information Call Center 208-321-2222 Weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.