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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


No school for students November 3rd!


Welcome to Betty Kiefer!

Lynn Paslay ~ BKE Principal


     I am thrilled to introduce myself as the 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 ​several​ years. I am honored to ​be a part of​ 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 PhD. ~ Principal

Christmas Break Childcare

Base will be offering BASE Plus from December 18-29th from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  BASE Plus will be held at Garwood Elementary for all schools.  The cost is $22/per day per child $20/2nd child.  You must be registered with BASE to attend.  Please RSVP in the BASE room or call Tammy Gardner at 208-691-3801

            ~ Rachel's Challenge ~
     BKE Showing Kindness and Compassion!

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            Home of the Bobcats!


BETTY KIEFER ELEMENTARY IS NAMED 2017 IDAHO STATE SCHOOL OF CHARACTER! recognizes Betty Kiefer Elementary as an outstanding school of character. Because character development is deeply embedded in everything they do, academics, student behavior, and school climate are positively impacted. We are proud of Betty Kiefer for being named the first and only Idaho School of Character!

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