Category Archives: Great Falls Public Schools

City approves parkland swap with Great Falls Public Schools

City Commissioners voted 4-1 to swap six lots in Kranz Park with Great Falls Public Schools for 10 acres of land near Loy Elementary.  GFPS has expressed interest in a portion of Kranz Park, city property, for years for parking near Great Falls High School. The city initially wanted the Loy property, owned by the district, for the planned indoor

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GFPS releases middle school sports schedule

Great Falls Public Schools posted the middle school sports schedule for the coming months, but “it is imperative that people understand that these dates are tentative and subject to change depending on Covid conditions etc. We will do our best to communicate any changes as they occur.” According to GFPS: Boys Basketball: Jan. 4 through Feb. 8, including tournament Volleyball:

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City proposes Lions Park as new site for aquatics facility

The city is adjusting it’s plan for the joint indoor aquatics and recreation center to a new site. Initially, the city planned the facility for a site adjacent to the city soccer park, near Loy Elementary and Malmstrom Air Force Base in a grant proposal to the U.S. Defense Department. City pushes hearing on land swap for aquatics facility to

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County modifies rules regarding carrying of weapons after voters approve ballot iniative

Updated 1:30 p.m. Jan. 4 County Commissioners voted unanimously during their Dec. 22 meeting to modify the regulations regarding weapons within Cascade County on first reading. On the November ballot, voters statewide approved LR-130, limiting the authority of local governments to restrict the carrying of firearms. The new law went into effect Jan. 1, 2021, but many local governments have

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City pushes hearing on land swap for aquatics facility to Jan. 19

The city was planning on conducting a public hearing on Jan. 5 regarding the proposed land swap between the city and the Great Falls Public Schools district. During the Dec. 15 City Commission meeting, City Manager Greg Doyon said that he recommended using the Jan. 5 work session to discuss the status of the proposed aquatics and recreation facility. City,

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Malmstrom revises dining policy; vaccine arrives in Great Falls; GFPS COVID numbers decreasing

Malmstrom Air Force Base has changed its indoor dining policy, effective immediately, allowing military members to dine indoors at restaurants where tables are six feet apart and they must leave before 8 p.m. ā€œIā€™m happy to announce that we are implementing new guidance, starting today, that seeks to maintain balance while allowing our airmen more latitude,ā€ Col. Anita Feugate Opperman,

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City, GFPS land swap on commission agenda for aquatics facility

City Commissioners are set to consider during their Dec. 15 meeting a public hearing for Jan. 5 for the exchange of city owned property in Kranz Park with property owned by Great Falls Public Schools near Loy Elementary. The land swap was orchestrated to get land for the city’s planned joint indoor aquatics and recreation facility with a $10 million

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CCHD revises quarantine guidelines; announces four COVID-19 deaths

This week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance regarding quarantine periods. Though the agency is still recommending 14-day quarantine for anyone who has been exposed to COVID-19, but on Dec. 2 gave public health agencies two acceptable alternative quarantine periods. On Dec. 3, public health officials in Montana met to discuss the new guidance and

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GFPS will return to classrooms on Nov. 30

Great Falls Public Schools is returning to classrooms for in-person instruction on Nov. 30. The district has been remote since Nov. 16 to slow the spread of COVID-19 within the district and to allow students and staff to complete their quarantine periods. County adds 140 COVID-19 cases; union issues statement following death of Great Falls educator Based on the analysis

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