Helena School District Educational Facility Guidelines

How were the bond project costs determined?

The bond includes funds to pay the costs of designing, constructing, improving, renovating, equipping, and furnishing schools in accordance with the Helena School District Educational Facility Guidelines. These Guidelines were created to provide a consistent manner to evaluate current facilities, determine renovations or new construction. There are no facility standards for Montana schools. In establishing these guidelines for the Helena Public Schools, staff referred to Wyoming and Ohio state level standards, and Bozeman Public Schools design guidelines. In addition, work sessions were convened with all K-5 grade levels and administrators at Helena schools to refine specifications to meet the needs of the Helena educational system.

Helena’s Educational Facility Guidelines for elementary schools

Student capacity 350 – 498 or  4-3 school

Student capacity 250 – 350 or 3-2 school

Student capacity < 292 or 2-2 school

Space Analysis Matrix K-5 Elementary Schools