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School Safety Summary

Click here to see a summary of school safety and security measures that the Helena Public School District is implementing as of February 27, 2018.


Notice of Helena School District Election to be held on May 2, 2017


Notice is hereby given that in Lewis and Clark County on May 2, 2017, an election will be held in the Helena School District for the purpose of electing three trustees to the Helena School District Board of trustees. Two positions that serve on both the Helena Elementary and Helena High School Board will be voted on at the election. These positions are three-year terms.One position that represents the Wolf Creek and Trinity Districts on the Helena High School Board will also be voted on. This position is also a three-year term. Depending on the number of candidates filing for these positions, all or part of these elections may be cancelled. This election will be conducted by mail ballot. Ballots will be automatically mailed to active electors residing within the district on April 17, 2017. For more information about this election and how to vote in this election, please see details on the conduct of the election below, or contact the Lewis andClark County Elections Office at 406-447-8339.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Trustees (the “Board”) of School District No. 1 (Helena), Lewis and Clark County, Montana (the “Elementary District”), that pursuant to a certain resolution duly adopted at a meeting of the Board on February 14, 2017, a special election of the registered voters of the Elementary District will be held by mail ballot election on May 2, 2017 for the purpose of voting on the question of whether the Board may issue and sell general obligation school building bonds of the Elementary District in one or more series in the aggregate principal amount of up to Sixty-Three Million and No/100 Dollars ($63,000,000.00), bearing interest at rates to be determined at the time of the sale, payable semiannually, during a term as to each series of bonds of not more than twenty (20) years, for the purpose of providing funds to pay the costs of addressing deficient school facilities and infrastructure, to include acquiring land, if available, next to or in the vicinity of the Jim Darcy School campus and constructing on the Jim Darcy School campus a new elementary school building in replacement of the existing Jim Darcy School and making associated improvements; constructing a new Bryant School either on the existing Bryant School campus as enlarged by the acquisition of residential property, if available, located next to or in the vicinity of the Bryant School campus or on another site to be selected by the Board in accordance with Montana law, and making associated improvements in connection with the new Bryant School; constructing on the Central School campus a new Central School and making associated improvements that may include the removal of existing structures; installing at or making available to all schools in the Elementary District safety upgrades or new safety amenities, such as one or more of keyless entry, communication, and video surveillance systems, emergency response materials, more appropriate placement of office space, and/or improvements that limit entry to a school to a single point of entry; installing at all schools in the Elementary District technology upgrades, to include enhanced capacity and audio visual interactive learning capabilities; related improvements and costs, including, but not limited to, costs of design, engineering, equipment, furnishings, transition, demolition, removal, and disposal; and paying costs associated with the sale and issuance of the bonds. Each series of the bonds shall bear interest at a rate or rates to be determined at the time of sale and be payable semiannually during a term of not more than twenty (20) years.


The election will be conducted by the County Election Administrator solely by mail ballot. Ballots will be mailed to all eligible registered voters with an active voter status in theElementary District on April 17, 2017. If you are a registered voter and do not receive a ballot, contact the elections office at 406-447-8339 to determine how to update your information as necessary and receive a ballot. Voted ballots must be returned, by mail or in person to the Lewis and Clark County Elections Office, City-County Building, 316 North Park Ave., Room 168, Helena, MT 59623 or in person to the May Butler Center, 55 S. Rodney, Helena, Montana, during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the City-County Building and 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for the May Butler Center), weekdays (exclusive of holidays), through May 1, 2017, or as described in the following paragraph.

On Election Day, May 2, 2017, the only place for deposit of voted ballots will be the Lewis and Clark County Elections Office, City-County Building, 316 North Park Ave., Room 168, Helena, Montana or the May Butler Center, 55 S. Rodney, Helena, Montana, and all ballots must be in that office or that center by 8:00 p.m. to be counted. All ballots will be counted on May 2, 2017, in accordance with Montana law with preliminary results, expected to be released after 8:00 p.m. on that day.

A qualified voter who will be absent from the Elementary District during the time the election is being conducted may request an absentee ballot using the Absentee Ballot Application available at the County Elections Office and online at

An elector may obtain a replacement ballot if his ballot is destroyed, spoiled, lost, or not received by submitting a signed Replacement Ballot Request Form to the office of the County Election Administrator. The Replacement Ballot Request Form is available in the County Elections Office and online at Ballots may be returned in person at the places of deposit listed above, or returned by mail. If returning by mail, please use the then-prevailing first-class-postage price or one Forever Stamp. Postmark date does not apply; ballots returned by mail must be received by the 8:00 p.m. Election Day deadline to be counted.

Please note, all electors, as defined in MCA 20-20-301, are those who reside within the Elementary District and are registered to vote by the close of registration on April 3, 2017.

For electors who miss the close of registration deadline, late registration is available through the office of the County Election Administrator until noon on May 1, 2017, and will resume on Election Day, May 2, 2017, from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

DATED this 14th day of February, 2017.

Paulette DeHart, County Election Administrator

Publication Dates: April 4, April 12, and April 20, 2017






Posted on October 25, 2018

Hoop Shoot

Hoop Shoot Flyer


Elks National Free Throw Contest     

Boys and Girls: Ages 8* – 13*



Place:  Carroll College P.E. Center

Date:  Sunday, December 2, 2018

Check-in:  10:30 am to 11:00 am



Child’s Name: _______________________

Date of Birth: ________________________

Parent’s Name: _______________________

Phone No.: __________________________

School: _____________________________


*   Participant’s age as of April 1, 2019

(Verification of DOB may be requested)


Pre-registration recommended

To pre-register or for additional information:


Mail Form to:  Carl Peil

4703 McHugh Lane

Helena, MT 59602


E-mail:  or Call: (406) 439-7675


Posted on October 25, 2018

Visit from Turkmenistan

Government officials from Turkmenistan recently toured the new Central School construction site to gain a better understanding of how to reduce the impact of earthquakes when building new facilities.  Tour participants included Dr. Ream, Superintendent of Schools, Kalli Kind, Facilities and Transportation Director, Mr. Ben Flanagan, Langlas Construction Project Superintendent, Mr. Dovletmyrat Baylyyev, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Mr. Merdan Guvashov, Ministry of Defense, Mr. Hojamammet Hojamyradov, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Myrat Reev, Ministry of Health and Medical Industry.

Posted on October 25, 2018

2018 Let’s Talk About Great Teachers

Congratulations to seven Helena Public School educators who were surprised by the Helena Education Foundation as recipients of the 2018 “Let’s Talk About Great Teachers” award.  From the left clockwise the teachers are Christina Sieminski, Capital High Science, Manny Garza, Helena High Health Careers, Sarah Stankowiak, Four Georgians Special Ed, Ashley Fish, Jim Darcy First Grade, Sarah Urban, Capital High Science, Maureen Hunthausen, Helena Middle English, and Sam Leonard, Access to Success English.  We are so proud of each of you!!

Posted on October 18, 2018

Jay Erdie Memorial Mentor Scholarship Recipient

At the annual Montana Conference of Education Leadership held in Missoula on October 18, 2018, Justine Alberts, Literacy Coach at Central and Bryant Schools, was selected as the recipient of the Jay Erdie Memorial Mentor Scholarship.  The award is sponsored by School Administrators of Montana, Montana Unified School Trust, and the Erdie Family.

Dr. John Jay Erdie was a Montana School Superintendent who was well known for his efforts in mentoring promising educators into becoming school administrators. He realized the value of training and retaining quality principals and superintendents.

Justine will receive a $1000 award which will support her continued school administration work at the University of Montana.

Congratulations, Justine!

Posted on October 18, 2018

Board of Trustees Work Session

Posted on October 18, 2018

Board of Trustees Executive Session Agenda

Posted on October 3, 2018

Board of Trustees Executive Session Agenda

Posted on October 3, 2018

Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda

Posted on October 2, 2018

Board of Trustees Budget Committee Agenda