Building options go to East Helena School Board for next steps, bond proposal at least 10 months off

By Marga Lincoln, Excerpt from the Helena Independent Record 

Constructing a new school or building additions on two existing schools were the two options put on the table at the East Helena School District Board of Trustees at its Monday night board meeting.

“We will mull over your recommendations,” board president Scott Walter told the Long Term Infrastructure Committee members, while thanking them for their months of work.

The next step is for the school board infrastructure committee to thoroughly examine the options before bringing back a proposal to the full board, he said.

School superintendent Ron Whitmoyer said the board needs to develop an action plan to take the next steps.

“I can’t see a bond issue by November,” he said, although that had been an initial target when discussions were launched last fall.

It may be 10 or 11 months before there is a ballot proposal, he said.

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