SB107

Posted on February 4, 2015

All affected voters should have say on new high schools

IR Editorial

In our democratic society, it’s only fair to let voters make decisions on important issues such as whether to create a new school district. But all affected voters deserve to have a say.

During the current legislative session, school officials from across Montana have debated a bill that would allow some of the state’s elementary school districts to vote on whether to create a new high school district and build and operate a new high school.

Read more here  at the Helena IR.

Posted on January 28, 2015

Helena High School District provides great education

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The Montana Legislature is currently considering Senate Bill 107, which has the potential to profoundly alter high school education for 3,000 students attending Helena High School and Capital High School, as well as greatly impact taxpayers’ pocketbooks.

Publicized as local control, SB107 sets the stage for certain K-8 school districts to expand to K-12 districts by creating a new high school. In addition to East Helena, Lockwood near Billings and Hellgate near Missoula qualify under the terms of the bill.

Helena Public Schools is currently composed of a K-8 elementary district and a grades 9-12 high school district. The Helena High School District provides an excellent education to all students from Helena, East Helena, Wolf Creek and Canyon Creek. SB107 would provide the East Helena community the ability to vote on whether or not to build their own high school projected at about 500 students.

The following provides details about the complexity of SB107 and why it doesn’t guarantee additional benefits to students.

Read full article at Helena IR.