Category Archives: Great Falls Public Schools

State choral festival concert is Nov. 15 at GFHS

The AA Choral Festival Concert is 6 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Great Falls High School auditorium. Attendees can hear high school choir students from Billings West, Helena Capital, Charles M. Russell, and Great Falls High Schools in the annual AA Choral Festival. Each individual choir will perform a brief program on their own and then the students will all

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Man charged with multiple counts of rape, after victim reported incident to SRO

A man has been charged with multiple felony counts of sexual intercourse without consent and sexual abuse of children after a 15-year-old student told her school resource officer about the incidents. The student told her SRO, a Great Falls Police Department detective, that she had multiple sexual encounters with Don Stratton, 55, according to court documents. She told the detective

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GFPS sets budget development timeline

The Great Falls Public Schools board has set their timeline for the 2023-2024 budget process. Since this is a legislative year, school funding adjustments can’t be finalized until the end of the session, according to the district. The first student enrollment count was held Oct. 3. GFPS officials discuss school safety The first count is averaged with the second count

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GFPS extends sale deadline for Roosevelt school

The Great Falls Public Schools board voted during their Oct. 10 meeting to extend the sale deadline of Roosevelt School to Feb. 1. The board voted unanimously in April to accept a $899,000 offer on the old Roosevelt Elementary from Alluvion Health. The board’s acceptance of the offer did not finalize the sale, as the agreement comes with several contingencies

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Alluvion requests extension for Roosevelt school purchase

The Great Falls Public Schools board voted unanimously in April to accept a $899,000 offer on the old Roosevelt Elementary School from Alluvion Health. The board’s acceptance of the offer did not finalize the sale, as the agreement comes with several contingencies including Alluvion’s ability to secure financing for the purchase and remodel of the building, as well as the

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GFPS officials discuss school safety

The Great Falls Public Schools board held a work session on school safety on Sept. 29. The board received the school resource officer report, student mental health report and an update on facility safety measure. Capt. Rob Moccasin of the Great Falls Police Department said that the four SROs handled 432 incidents at schools during the 2021-2022 school year, down

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Downtown streets closed for GFH homecoming parade; firefighter memorial

Central Avenue will be closed this afternoon for the Great Falls High homecoming parade and the memorial service for firefighter Michael Kunz. The parade begins at 1:30 p.m. Following the parade, Central Avenue will be closed for the memorial procession. The Kunz memorial service begins at 3 p.m. at the Civic Center. Capt. Mike Kunz died Sept. 20 after a

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GFPD increasing police presence at schools due to investigation

Updated at 2:45 p.m. Sept. 28 There will be an increased police presence today at Great Falls Public Schools, according to the Great Falls Police Department. Det. Sgt. Katie Cunningham said in a release that investigators have been tracking a concerning image that likely originated through social media and has been shared numerous times locally. The threat isn’t specific to

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Student assaulting staff caused short lockdown at Great Falls High

Great Falls High School was locked down for about 10 minutes on Sept. 27 due to a student assaulting staff. Great Falls Public Schools administration said they were investigating the incident in which a student assaulted two staff members. Student in custody after making threat against GFHS The school administration went into lockdown at 12:42 p.m. to deal with the

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