Troy School District 287

From the Desk of the Superintendent

Brad Malm,
Troy School District Superintendent 


Our Mission

To provide educational opportunities for every student that emphasize the principles of learning for a lifetime, respect for community and tradition,
and pursuit of excellence.

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Previous Years' Communication

Superintendent Message 2/12/2018

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Community Members,


January starts the beginning of a new year and for many of us, we consider it a fresh start to setting and attaining new goals. First semester ended and as we start our final second semester, we set out to accomplish what we may have yet to finish or pursue new endeavors that will lead to a successful 2018. Our students, teachers and staff worked hard in the first half of the school year and much was accomplished. Achievements included, but are not limited to:


· Approved three year financial plan:

o Objective 1: To build and maintain the fund balance of at least $450,000

o Objective 2: To build and maintain a contingency fund of at least $50,000

o Objective 3: To maintain a supplemental levy to support TSD programs that is

fiscally responsible to the Troy Tax Payers and the Troy School District

· Acquired $5K Safe and Drug Free School’s Grant. Projects completed or in progress:

o Adjustments made to multi-purpose room door to improve safety
o Purchasing Shelter-in-Place Kits for classrooms and two-way radios for communication
w/Latah County
o Adopted signage for bus zone and individual classroom window identification

· Attended ISBA Annual Convention November 8-10. Training provided practical ideas and best practices to help shape the future of public education

· Completed Idaho School Board Association (ISBA) Training

· Participation by staff in the Idaho Core Coaching Project

· Received 100% Safety Inspection on December 12; “correction free - no unsafe or hazardous conditions noted district wide”

· Attained staff development on topic of “What could your students be doing with technology,” provided by Moscow Police Chief James Fry and Detective Eric Kjorness

· Developed marketing plan

·· Approved and implemented district operated Social Media Policy

·· Facilitated lunch room reorganization to increase progressive environment and atmosphere

· Hosted Veterans’ Day Assembly and Celebration which included music, slideshow and student sharing


· Administered the Idaho Reading Indicator (IRI) as a Pilot School for the State of Idaho

· Acquired Pi Beta Phi First Book Grant resulting in 500 free books

· Implemented and refined Positive Behavior Intervention System

· Participation in:

o Silverwood “Reading is the Ticket” Program

o University of Idaho, “Readers as Leaders” Program

o Idaho Fish & Game Moose Safety Program

Jr./Sr. High School:

· Initiated Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) prep for sophomores and juniors

· Developed and implemented a Peer Tutoring Program to work in conjunction with the After School Program

· Hosted special guest speaker, Travis Rybarski, to present to all Latah County Schools as part of the statewide Red Ribbon Week (October)

o Scheduled an i2i assembly (February) to support Idaho Drug Free Youth (IDFY)

· Participation in:

o FFA National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana

o Palouse Cares Food Drive

o University of Idaho All-state Honor Choir and Holiday Concert

o State Volleyball Tournament (Placed second and Coach Deb Blazzard, named Whitepine

Coach of the Year)

There will be a winter stretch before spring break arrives on March 26-30. Students have settled into the second semester and are back into a routine, and teachers are striving for excellence in all areas of educating our students. Idaho State Achievement Testing (ISAT) is scheduled to be completed by May 18, and the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) will be given Statewide on April 10th. The scores for last year’s 2017 ISAT tests were above the state average district wide:

· English Language Arts State=52.5% District=74.5%

· Math State=40.25% District=76.88%

· Science State=59.5% District=64%

· Biology State=59% District=78% ·

· Chemistry State=69% District=94%

There will be plenty of extracurricular activities to keep students and parents busy; there’s something for everyone and it’s great to be involved. We are all grateful for the positive support!

I am excited about the start of the second semester, and look forward to a great 2018. We are all so fortunate to live and work in such a tremendous place, and it’s not by happenstance that our community and schools are successful. The credit goes to the community, students, teachers, staff, and parents who all play a role in being part of the experiences that make us who we are and give us the outstanding memories of growing up in Troy, Idaho! Thank you all for making a lasting difference.

Lastly, the Key Communicator Program is available for you to share information, ask questions or share concerns by contacting me at 208-835-3791 or emailing I value your input and feedback.

102 W Fifth Street    PO Box 280
Troy, Idaho 83871    Phone: (208) 835-3791
Brad Malm, Superintendent

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