A bond election for the Helena School District could be called as early as Wednesday when trustees hold another meeting to discuss and possibly vote on projects to be include in an elementary bond proposal.
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A contentious issue gets more complex with each meeting — that’s what Helena School Board Trustees are learning as they consider a bond issue for the elementary school district.
Trustee Aidan Myhre told attendees on Wednesday at the Ray Bjork Learning Center: “There is no perfect plan, there never will be.”
The meeting started off with a cursory overview of the district’s middle school needs.
Trustees were told that both Helena Middle School and CR Anderson require potentially extensive and expensive renovation work.
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NO DECISIONS MADE ABOUT POSSIBLE CLOSURE OF NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOLS
Helena school board trustees found some consensus Wednesday during the second of what will be weekly meetings to agree upon a K-8 bond proposal, but agreement wasn’t on neighborhood elementary schools. Instead, trustees took up the issue of middle school overcrowding, which has been identified in planning reports as a chief problem and named as one reason to consolidate elementary schools.
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