New Library at Central School to be named after past Superintendent, Jack Copps

It took over a year in the making, a brand new school, and an official change in district policy, but the Central School library officially will be named the Jack Copps Library.

According to current Superintendent, Tyler Ream, “While it is impossible to fully acknowledge and represent the impact that Jack Copps has made on the Helena Public Schools and our Helena community, employee, community members and Trustees have expressed a desire to honor the service of Mr. Copps through the naming of a district facility.  After much consideration, the library at the new Central Elementary School became the facility of choice due to its symbolic nature. First, the library serves as the hub of learning within the school and represents the vital element of childhood literacy. Second, the views from the windows of the Central Library expand across Helena from the downtown, to Mount Helena and across the Helena Valley. From a symbolic sense, this view represents the breadth and impact of Jack Copps’s dedication, service and leadership.”

An official dedication ceremony will be held at Central School at 5:00pm on August 23, immediately following a ribbon cutting ceremony of the new school.