Posted on June 5, 2014

Helena School Board trustees discuss future needs

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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Posted on May 11, 2014

Public input on school plan needed

An IR View

This week Helena citizens finally got a look at a concrete facilities plan for the Helena School District.

The plan, presented Wednesday night by Helena Schools Superintendent Kent Kultgen, calls for investing in eight elementary schools, selling five district buildings and repurposing two buildings. As part of the plan Hawthorne, Bryant and Jefferson would all be closed as elementary schools. Hawthorne and Bryant would be sold. Jefferson would be used for administrative offices and possibly for students from the Project for Alternative Learning or PAL.

Read more at the Helena IRĀ