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                                                       JSD171 Press Release    


 From Superintendent                                                        November 13, 2017

Dr. Michael Garrett

 I would like to thank everyone for their comments and input towards making our school as safe as possible. I feel we are all part of the same team and communication is the key to success. With that said, I wanted to bring everyone up to date on the incidents at OJSHS.

 There has been an arrest made by OPD towards the shooting threats against the OJSHS school. The bomb threats are still under investigation at this time. We have taken this very seriously and will continue to do so. We, as a district, will be following district policy and Idaho state law with our actions. We realize that early in this process the school made mistakes but rest assured we are learning from them. Student safety is our primary concern and we will do everything we can to make sure this priority stays at the forefront.

 Thank you again for the input, patience, and understanding. A special thanks to OPD for their continued support and communication.

 Have a great day and week!


Dr. Michael C. Garrett


Joint School District #171

1051 Michigan Ave.

Orofino, Idaho 83544

208 476 5593


From Superintendent                                                 October 13, 2017 
Dr. Michael Garrett
This week brought the state safety inspector to the OJSHS.  The newly created division of the Idaho Office of School Safety & Security paid the facility a visit.  The inspection and report is more than just looking at our regular safety items. The areas included:  Culture, Community, Policy and Training, Security, Facility, Operations, and Student Supervision.  The report is simply a snapshot of the happenings of the school and indicated areas of improvement as well as areas of strength.  The full report can be seen on our district website under the announcements tab.  The OES facility is scheduled for an inspection on October 26th.
To view full report please click on the links below:
1051 Michigan Ave | Orofino, Idaho 83544 | Phone: 208-476-5593