Posted on September 19, 2014

Committee postpones application to demolish Central School

The Helena Public Schools Facility Committee decided at its meeting Friday morning to delay the application to demolish Central Elementary School and Seventh Avenue Gym.

The application for demolition, which was the original reason to cancel the district’s bond proposal and has been a source of controversy among preservationists, was restricting the school board’s ability to move forward, the committee decided.

Read more at the Helena IR

Posted on July 16, 2014

Helena School Board votes to delay elementary school bond

The Helena School Board unanimously voted to delay an elementary school bond at Tuesday night’s meeting.

The $48-million dollar bond levy proposes to construct a new school on top of the current Central School site among many goals.

It would require demolishing the existing Central facility. Since Central is considered a part of the National Register of Historic Places, approval from city and county officials is needed before demolishing the school.

Read more at KXLH