Publicized as local control, SB107 sets the stage for certain K-8 school districts to expand to K-12 districts by creating a new high school. In addition to East Helena, Lockwood near Billings and Hellgate near Missoula qualify under the terms of the bill.
Helena Public Schools is currently composed of a K-8 elementary district and a grades 9-12 high school district. The Helena High School District provides an excellent education to all students from Helena, East Helena, Wolf Creek and Canyon Creek. SB107 would provide the East Helena community the ability to vote on whether or not to build their own high school projected at about 500 students.
The following provides details about the complexity of SB107 and why it doesn’t guarantee additional benefits to students.
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