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BKE Mission

BKE Vision

Lakeland Joint School District 272 does not discriminate or deny services on the basis of age, race, religion, color, national origin, sex and/or disability. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district Title IX Officer: 

Lisa Sexton, Assistant Superintendent
P.O. Box 39
Rathdrum, ID 83858

A big "Thank you" to Super 1 Foods, for donating 5 backpacks to our kids! A big "Thank you" to the Rathdrum Police Department and Chief Fuhr for donating 20 bicycle helmets to Betty Kiefer Elementary.

Welcome to Betty Kiefer!
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Lynn Paslay ~ BKE Principal

    I am thrilled to introduce myself as the new principal for Betty Kiefer Elementary. I have been a part of the Lakeland Joint School District team as a teacher, instructional coach, and a special education consultant for the last five years. I have invested in the lives of students and families through education for the last 18 years. I am honored to join the Betty Kiefer family and call this exemplary school my home!

     On behalf of the Lakeland School District and the Betty Kiefer staff, it is my pleasure to welcome you and your student(s) to a new and exciting school year. We will remain steadfast in our mission that All students learn at high levels; through collaboration and perseverance we will succeed. Our entire staff is committed to maximizing learning potential and remaining focused on academic excellence.

     Your involvement, partnership and support are imperative to our success. We invite you to meet with teachers and staff, participate in PTU and volunteer your time to ensure we continue to build a strong, safe, and healthy school. We value building strong relationships with our families.

     I’m looking forward to this amazing year! Thank you for entrusting us with the precious gift of your children. I look forward to meeting with each of you; I am available at your earliest convenience. Please don’t hesitate to call, email or drop by; I love to put a face with a name.

 I look forward to partnering with you and making this a stellar year!

Lynn Paslay~ Principal


Rachel's Challenge ~ BKE showing kindness and compassion!

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Kindergarten Readiness ~

Ready for Kindergarten is a quality informational training program FREE for North Idaho residents. The program informs parents and caregivers how to prepare children for a happy and successful school experience by focusing on language and literacy.  Each course consists of three 2-hour classes throughout the school year. Classes are available for parents of children 0-5 years and are being held RIGHT here at Betty Kiefer Elementary!  The first of the three class series is onSeptember 19 so hurry and register TODAY!

FREE child care is provided on site. You’ll leave each class with educational tools and activities to help ensure your little family member is ready for the years ahead.  Classes are limited in size and fill up quickly so register TODAY at or call    208-667-8112 ext. 107 for more information.

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We are now charging a $10.00 fee for checks returned to us as NSF or Closed Accounts.  We are also charging a $10.00 fee to place a stop payment and issue a replacement check for checks that are lost or destroyed.

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