Community Information

Declaration of Intent now available for trustee seats up for election May 2, 2017 

The Declaration of Intent and Oath of Candidacy form is now available for three seats that will be up for election on the Helena Public Schools Board of Trustees on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.  Forms may be obtained from Janelle Mickelson, Business Services Administrator, at the District’s Business Office, 55 South Rodney or from the Lewis and Clark County Elections Office in the City-County Building, 316 North Park Ave, Room #168.  Forms may also be obtained from the Helena Public Schools Website.


Forms must be filed with the Helena County Elections Office in the City-County Building, 316 North Park Ave, Room #168, by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 23rd.  The forms may also be returned to the District for filing, but must be received in the District’s Business Office no later than 4:00 p.m. on March 22nd.

Candidates who do not meet the March 23rd deadline may file to be a write-in candidate for any available trustee position through 5:00 pm on Thursday, March 30th, but the candidates name will not appear on the ballot.

The following seats are up for election: 

  • Two seats that represent the Elementary (K-8) District on the Board.  These K-12 seats are three-year terms. Anyone interested in these positions must be qualified to vote, and live within the Helena Elementary District boundary. These positions are currently held by Aidan Myhre and Cherche Prezeau.
  • One Seat that represents the Wolf Creek and Trinity Districts on the Secondary (high school) Board.  This seat will be a three-year term.  Candidates must be qualified to vote, and reside within the Wolf Creek Elementary District or Trinity Elementary District boundary.  This seat is currently held by Kristina Huffsmith.

Candidates for trustee positions are subject to the reporting requirements through the Montana Commissioner of Political practices.  Current forms are available at:

For forms or additional information about any of these available positions, please contact Janelle Mickelson at 406-324-2040 or



Posted on March 16, 2017

Request for Qualifications – Owners Construction Representative

RFQ-Owner’s Rep

Helena Public Schools is soliciting qualifications for a qualified Owners Construction Representative to contract with and work closely with the Project Team to provide customary owner’s construction representative services for the pre-construction, construction and post occupancy phases of the following projects:

  • New construction of a 500 student capacity school at Jim Darcy Elementary, 990 Lincoln Rd W, Helena, MT  59602
  • New construction of a 350-375 student capacity school at Central Elementary, 402 N Warren St, Helena, MT 59601
  • New construction of a 350 student capacity school at Bryant Elementary, 1529 Boulder Ave, Helena, MT 59601
  • Technology and best practice security upgrades for all K-8 schools.  Upgrades may include but are not limited to;
    • Communication systems
    • Classroom/office security shades
    • Administration office relocation/reconfiguration
    • Magnetic doors
    • Keyless entry

Proposals are due no later than 4:00 PM on March 31, 2017


Posted on March 3, 2017

Policy Committee Agenda Packet 3-07-17

Posted on February 27, 2017

Helena School Bond Proposal Information

Click here to learn more about the upcoming Helena School Bond.

Posted on February 23, 2017

Board Work Session Agenda packet