Category Archives: Education

Hoyer selected as new GFPS secondary assistant superintendent

Heather Hoyer has been selected to serve as secondary assistant superintendent for Great Falls Public Schools, taking Tom Moore’s spot when he becomes superintendent on July 1. Hoyer’s appointment requires board approval, but this week a team of district and community members interviewed four candidates from a pool of nine applicants for the position that is currently held by Moore.

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GFPS looking at options to address projected budget shortfall

Great Falls Public Schools is beginning to develop the budget and facing a potential shortage of $941,054 to $1.465 million or more between the projected revenues and budget needs. Superintendent Tammy Lacey walked through school funding formulas dictated by state and federal programs, as well as other funding sources and cuts during a budget town hall Tuesday evening. Roughly a

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Meinert retiring, Kristi Scott selected as new director at The History Museum

Jim Meinert is retiring after serving as director of The History Museum for the last nine years. Kristi Scott has been hired as the new director and she begins work at the museum March 18. “Her appointment to this position was an outstanding choice by the museum’s board of directors,” Meinert said in a release. Scott served as curator of

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Moore selected as next GFPS superintendent

In a 6-1 vote, the Great Falls school board voted to select Tom Moore as superintendent effective July 1. The board conducted a second public interview with Moore on Thursday after Greg Nyen withdrew his name from consideration over the weekend. The Great Falls Public Schools Board of Trustees had some discussion regarding some concerns with Moore as superintendent so

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GFPS board delays superintendent decision, opts for more interviews next week

The decision on the next superintendent of Great Falls Public Schools won’t be made for at least another week. Tammy Lacey is retiring at the end of the school year, but the Board of Trustees couldn’t reach a decision on which candidate to hire during Wednesday’s meeting. They narrowed the field to two candidates: Tom Moore and Greg Nyen. Several

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Interviews with GFPS superintendent finalists begin next week

The Board of Trustees of Great Falls Public Schools announced Monday the process for selecting the new superintendent from three finalists. A meet and greet community forum is scheduled for 1-3 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Paris Gibson Education Center. The candidates will have an opportunity to meet with various groups before the Great Falls Board of Trustees conducts interviews

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Commission asked to set Jan. 2 public hearing on children’s museum lease

During Tuesday’s meeting, City Commissioners will be asked to set a public hearing for Jan. 2 on the new lease agreement with the Children’s Museum of Montana for the space at 22 Railroad Square. The museum has leased the space since September 1997, according to city records, and on Dec. 2, 2003, the commission approved at 15-year lease that included

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Symphony preview for holiday concert is Thursday at GFCMSU

Grant Harville, music director at the Great Falls Symphony, will be hosting a symphony preview at noon on Nov. 29 in Heritage Hall at Great Falls College MSU highlighting this weekend’s holiday performance, Voices of Christmas. The preview is free and open to the public. This year’s concert features the Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir, joined by the community chorus

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City, college work to fill need for paramedics

Great Falls Fire Rescue has been impacted by the national paramedic shortage and has been developing local solutions to grow their own. The department is working with Great Falls College MSU to develop a condensed version of the paramedic program with plans to pilot the course with eight current GFFR firefighters. The details are still being worked out and GFFR

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