The School District reaches out to the community to form
valuable educational and recreational partnerships for
everyone's benefit. For example, a group of concerned
parents founded the Education Foundation in 1992 to create a
permanent endowment fund to generate income for disbursement to
Blaine County schools. Its donors include individuals,
businesses, organizations and foundations. Their
generosity results in improved equipment and learning programs
for our students and teachers.
It is difficult to acknowledge all the diverse local
organizations that enrich the learning environment of our
schools, but the College of Southern Idaho Blaine County Center and
the Blaine County Recreation Department deserve special mention. They have
joined forces with the School District to revitalize the old
high school as a Community Campus where they now have their
offices. And the Wood River Community YMCA is a new
educational partner for after school programs at our elementary
schools, as well as the preschool program at Hemingway.
Blaine County Recreation District
In every season, the Blaine County Recreation District sponsors
a great variety of indoor and outdoor recreation programs for
people of all ages and interests. They worked with Youth
Adult Konnections (YAK) to create the
HUB Youth Center
in the Community Campus. They also schedule use of the
Community Campus gym and oversee the summer swim programs at the
Aquatic Center. Thanks to their leadership, residents and
visitors enjoy an extensive network of excellent non-motorized
trails for biking, walking, rollerblading, and cross-country skiing.
Please click the link below for further information.
Blaine County Recreation District
College of Southern Idaho
The College of Southern Idaho is based in Twin Falls, but it has expanded its campus and course offerings
to Blaine County to enable adult learners to take lower-division
college classes. High school students can take some
courses for dual credit. In addition, CSI offers a diverse
selection of community education programs for people of all
ages and interests. CSI also
oversees the Head Start program which has classroom facilities
in the Community Campus. Please click the link below for
College of Southern Idaho Blaine County Center
Lee Pesky Learning Center
The District has partnered with the Lee Pesky Learning Center,
located at the Community Campus. The Lee Pesky Learning Center
is an organization that can help identify challenges caused by
learning disabilities and offers individualized programs to
assist students in remediation.
for more information
or contact them at
Mountain Rides provides public transportation solutions to
all who visit, live or work in the Sun Valley area of Idaho and
is a partnership of the communities of Bellevue, Blaine County,
Hailey, Ketchum and Sun Valley. They provide fixed route bus,
demand response, bike, carpool, pedestrian, vanpool and
transportation planning services.
As part of a partnership with Mountain Rides Transportation
Authority and Blaine County School District students, grade
K-12, are able to ride the Valley bus for free during the school
year between Bellevue/Hailey and Ketchum/Sun Valley. Students
are required to show school ID or tell the driver which school
they attend if they are in a primary grade and they do not have
a school ID.
Mountain Rides is proud to coordinate Safe Routes in all
Blaine County elementary schools and the Wood River Middle
School. Promoting walking and biking is a huge part of Mountain
Rides’ mission to provide transportation alternatives to the
single occupancy vehicle. For more information on Safe Routes
For more information on Mountain Rides visit:
or call 788-RIDE (7433).
Wood River Community YMCA
The District is excited to be partnering with the Wood River
Community YMCA, which offers a fantastic afterschool child care
program from 2:30-6:00 p.m. at Hailey Elementary School.
For more information, please visit their website at
Wood River Community YMCA or contact them at 208-727-YMCA.