Category Archives: Education

GFPD, GFPS provide annual SRO report to school board

The Great Falls Police Department presented its annual school resource officer program report to the Great Falls Public Schools board during their Oct. 12 meeting. Capt. Jeff Newton said the GFPD and GFPS have partnered for 23 years on the SRO program that currently includes four officers and a supervisor, all of whom are detectives. City approves SRO contract for

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GFPS, CCHD will share COVID information as released by state; GFPS announces new case that requires cancellation of GFH volleyball for two weeks

Cascade County hit 500 total COVID-19 cases on Sept. 18. According to the state map, the county added 17 new cases Friday. The county has 242 current active cases, according to the state map. The Sept. 18 case details, according to CCHD, are: 3 males age 10-19 3 females in their 20s 3 males in their 20s 1 female in

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GFPS, CCHD won’t release COVID information by school; State to release cases by schools weekly

Cascade County has two new COVID-19 cases Thursday, bringing the county’s total to 483 and of those, 225 are active. On Wednesday, the Cascade County City-County Health Department said there were 18 new cases, association with clusters, contact tracing and community spread. The previous day, there were 17 new cases. CCHD said Sept. 16 that there are now 16 active

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GFPS discusses COVID cases, GF High closure, network outage

Great Falls Public Schools said Sept. 14 that staff are working to complete cleaning of Great Falls High School so that students can return to classrooms on Wednesday. On Sept. 13, GFPS officials said that additional COVID-19 cases had been identified at Great Falls High and decided to close the school Monday and Tuesday to allow for cleaning and contact

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GF High closed Monday and Tuesday for cleaning due to new COVID-19 cases

This story was updated at 7:25 p.m. to correct the numbers of cases associated with GPFS. The numbers initially given to The Electric this evening were incorrect. Great Falls Public Schools said Sept. 13 that late this afternoon, the GFPS administration, nursing staff and the Cascade County City-County Health Department identified additional positive COVID-19 cases at Great Falls High School.

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GFPS network outage ongoing, instruction continuing

The Great Falls Public Schools district is continuing to suffer from a network outage that began Monday evening. The outage has crashed district email, hindered internal communications and forced teachers to work from home on their personal networks so that remote learning could continue. On Sept. 9, district officials said they didn’t know the cause of the cause of the

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Two COVID-19 cases confirmed at GF High

Great Falls Public Schools has been notified by the Cascade County Health Department of two confirmed COVID-19 cases at Great Falls High, according to a Sept. 5 release from GFPS. The GFPS nursing team and administrators are working with CCHD to complete contact tracing, according to GFPS. The classrooms and the building at Great Falls High are being sanitized over

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Frequently asked questions about GFPS reopening

We’ve been hearing a lot of the same questions asked in school board meetings and during the district’s Facebook Live update videos, so we’re compiling a list of some of them with information from the district. This is my no means an exhaustive list and if you have other questions, you can email jenn@theelectricgf.com and we’ll work to update this

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GFPS board approves reopening plan

The Great Falls Public Schools board voted 5-2 during their Aug. 10 meeting to approve the district’s reopening plan for schools to return to face-to-face learning on Aug. 26. Trustees Bill Bronson and Teresa Schreiner voted in opposition of the reopening plan saying they didn’t believe the community was ready to open schools with the current COVID-19 conditions. GFPS board

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