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Posted on June 11, 2014

Central-Linc ‘school bus’ takes new tack

‘IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT YOUR SCHOOL’ | PARENTS, KIDS RALLY FOR DISTRICT AS A WHOLE

Two dozen parents and children used their morning walk to Central-Linc Elementary Tuesday to say they think Helenans should consider all students, not just their neighborhood school, before opposing the consolidation of district elementary schools.

Responding to the “Save Our Neighborhood Schools” rallies that have been held recently at three other schools, the demonstrators held signs with messages such as “It’s not just about your school” and “Don’t support the few at the expense of all.”

“I think too many people are focusing on protecting their school, when in fact what we need to be doing is thinking about all the children’s welfare in the entire district,” said parent Kyle Strode.

Read more at the Helena IR

Posted on June 10, 2014

Supporters rally around Bryant school

bout 30 parents, students and other Helena residents rallied Monday afternoon to let the public know they think Bryant Elementary should remain open. “This is a small, neighborhood school, and we love it,” said parent Tiffany Romano, who organized the rally.

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Posted on June 9, 2014

Their school on the chopping block, Bryant Elementary staff stay focused on what they do best

The three kindergarten teachers at Bryant Elementary sit in the library one morning in April, looking at data for the students they refer to as “heavy hitters.”

Some of their 5-year-olds have racked up an alarming number of absences. “We have some in the 20s since February,” says Principal Nick Radley, who facilitates these meetings.

Read more at the Helena IR.