School bond under time crunch if city votes no

OPTIONS? | TRUSTEES HAVE NO BACKUP PLAN IF CENTRAL DEMOLITION IS DENIED

After the Helena School Board of Trustees voted to cancel the proposed bond election on July 15, it must now decide what to do if the city commission does not approve the demolition of Central School, upon which the proposal hinges.

The cancellation of the bond was meant to allow the commission time to make a decision regarding the demolition of Central School and Seventh Avenue Gym, which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The board canceled the bond because it legally cannot “postpone” an election, but trustees have stated that they will put forward the same bond language for an election if the city approves demolition.

Read more at the IR