Category Archives: Education

GFPS looking at budget options to absorb projected shortfall

Great Falls Public Schools’ budget committee met Friday morning to review preliminary budget options for the upcoming fiscal year. In March, the school board opted not to pursue a levy for operational funds and GFPS is projecting a nearly $1 million shortfall. GFPS budget committee meeting is May 3 The district is looking at different ways to address that shortfall,

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GFPS budget committee meeting is May 3

Great Falls Public Schools’ budget committee meets May 3 at 10 a.m. in the district office at 1100 4th St. S. During Monday’s regular school board meeting, Trustee Jeff Gray encouraged members of the public to attend and learn about the budget or share ideas. State eases some licensing requirements for military spouses with out-of-state certifications He said there is

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State eases some licensing requirements for military spouses with out-of-state certifications

Easing the process for military spouses to transfer professional licenses to Montana has been a priority for some local officials over the last year. During Monday’s school board meeting, Col. Jennifer Reeves thanked the Great Falls Public Schools district for its effort to address teacher licenses for military spouses. Tom Moore, who assumes the role of superintendent this summer, said

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Habel selected as principal at Great Falls High

Geoffry Habel has been selected as the new principal at Great Falls High School, pending school board approval. On April 8, a Great Falls Public Schools panel that included district leaders, parents and students conducted interviews with five candidates from a pool of six applicants and recommended Habel for the position. Hoyer selected as new GFPS secondary assistant superintendent Habel

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Three candidates file for three GFPS board seats; no election in May

UPDATED April 4 Three three-year terms on the school board are expiring this year. The filing deadline was March 28. Only three people filed so there will not be an election, according to the Cascade County elections office. The three candidates who filed have won by acclamation under state law. The write in deadline was 5 p.m. April 4, but

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GFCMSU adding cybersecurity program

Beginning with the fall semester, Great Falls College MSU will offer both a certificate of technical studies and an associate of applied science in cybersecurity. The certificate is designed for those already working in the computer field and builds on their knowledge and skills to prepare them to transition to cybersecurity and system analysis, according to a release. The associate

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GFPS budget committee recommends no levy this year

The Great Falls Public Schools budget committee met Thursday afternoon and voted unanimously to recommend that the district doesn’t pursue a levy this year. The budget committee’s recommendation goes to the full school board on March 25 for consideration. GFPS looking at options to address projected budget shortfall Last week, Superintendent Tammy Lacey told the committee that the district isĀ facing

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