Press Archive

Posted on December 16, 2015

School district launches online school facilities survey

Nearly 300 members of the public and staff spoke up about Helena Public Schools facilities at a series of eight listening sessions held in November and December.  Missed the meetings?  It’s not too late to weigh in.

There’s an online survey on the Helena schools website: The deadline is Dec. 31.   Read more at the IR here.

Posted on June 18, 2015

Filling a niche: Free meals available for school children during summer

Posted on June 18, 2015

School officials: ACT study shows need to raise graduation requirements


Screenshot 2015-06-18 07.23.36Through an analysis of student performance on the ACT, a librarian at Capital High School has linked higher test scores among CHS and Helena High students to the completion of certain classes.

The achievement gap between students who took three years of math and science versus those who only took two years led district leaders to call for more rigorous graduation requirements.

more here.

Posted on May 27, 2015

This is how the $70 million in the elementary school bond will be spent if the bond passes

The voters of Helena will decide in June whether or not to pass the proposed $70 million bond to fund renovations and construction in Helena’s elementary schools.

Read more at the Helena IR.

Read the bond language.

Posted on April 17, 2015

Helena chamber endorses school district’s facility bond

The Helena Area Chamber of Commerce announced this week it has endorsed the Helena school district’s facility bond set to go before voters in June.

Read more here