• St. Maries Joint School District No. 41 operates according to Policies established by the Board of Trustees. The Board, which represents the local community, adopts policies after careful deliberation, and the District implements those Policies through specific procedures. The Board routinely reviews the effects of its Policies and makes revisions as necessary.


    In 2006, the Board agreed to initiate a comprehensive review of the District’s Policy Manual. The Board sought to provide an organized, current, and comprehensive resource for schools, staff, parents, students, and patrons. The revised Policy Manual is located at the District Office and on the District’s web page so that it is available to all interested parties who may be affected by the Policies. The Board of Trustees invites any comments or suggestions for the continued improvement of the Policy Manual.


    The Board Policy Manual for St. Maries Joint School District No. 41 is a living document that requires constant revision. Policies under revision are normally posted within a week of approval by the Board of Trustees. If you have any questions about a Policy, or would like to make suggestions for improvement, please call or write the Board of Trustees at the following:


    Board of Trustees
    St. Maries Joint School District No. 41
    P. O. Box 384
    240 South 11th Street
    St. Maries, ID 83861
    (208) 245-2579



    The following terms are used throughout the Policy Manual:


    District – refers to St. Maries Joint School District No. 41, Benewah and Shoshone Counties, Idaho.


    Board of Trustees – refers to the governing body of the School District composed of five (5) elected representatives. The Board of Trustees, also referred to as the Board, sets District policy and acts as the final appeal panel for extended student suspensions and expulsions.


    Superintendent – is the Superintendent of Schools for St. Maries Joint School District No. 41, Benewah and Shoshone Counties, Idaho.


    School Officials – includes but is not limited to Superintendent, Principal, Supervisor, Program Coordinator, Teacher, or Counselor.


    Policies – are principles adopted by the Board of Trustees to chart a course of action. The Policies describe what is required or desired and may include specifics related to who, terms, restrictions, etc. The Policies are broad enough to indicate a line of action to be taken by the District’s Administration and/or staff in meeting any day-to-day issues that may arise. The Policies are narrowly structured to provide the Administration with clear guidance.


    Procedures – are detailed directions developed by the Administration to put the Policies into practice. The procedures describe how, by whom, where, and when certain acts are to be accomplished.


    Board-Approved Administrative Procedures – are procedures developed by the Superintendent or designee to implement Board policy and submitted to the Board of Trustees by the Superintendent or designee for approval. Board-approved administrative procedures may be approved in the same meeting as they are presented.


    School Premises – includes but is not limited to buildings, facilities, grounds on the school campus, school buses, school parking areas, and the location of any off-site school-sponsored activities. This includes all instances in which the staff member or student is off school premises at the location of any school-sponsored activity.


    Designee – is a person who is designated or appointed by the person or persons named in the Policy to fulfill the stated duties.



    As new Policies are adopted or current Polices are amended by the Board of Trustees, they will be posted to the District web site within one (1) week of adoption or amendment.

    The Policy Manual is the property of St. Maries Joint School District No. 41.



    St. Maries Joint School District No. 41 does not discriminate or deny services on the basis of age, race, religion, color, national origin, sex and/or disability.

    Preference is given to eligible veterans per Idaho Code 65-503A.


    If a person feels they have been discriminated against, they may file a written complaint directed to the appropriate following District Coordinators at the address listed:


    Section 504 Coordinator – Alica M. Holthaus
    Title II Coordinator – 
    Title VI Coordinator – Jenifer Miller
    Title IX Coordinator – Alica M. Holthaus
    Homeless Education Liaison – TJ Blackwell
    Director of Federal Programs – TJ Blackwell


    St. Maries Joint School District No. 41
    P. O. Box 384
    240 S. 11th Street
    St. Maries, ID 83861
    Telephone: (208) 245-2579
    Website: www.sd41.org