Category Archives: Great Falls Public Schools

School board approves budget that includes reduction in taxes

The Great Falls Public Schools board of trustees voted 6-0 during their special meeting on Aug. 22 to approve the $92.4 million budget for the current fiscal year. Since school districts levy taxes to hit a certain dollar level, when the value of mills increases, the district typically has to levy fewer mills, according to Brian Patrick, GFPS director of

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GFPS budget vote set for Aug. 22

The Great Falls Public Schools board of trustees will meet for a special meeting Aug. 22 to consider the 2019-2020 budget. During the Aug. 19 school board meeting, GFPS staff reviewed the proposed budget. Brian Patrick, GPFS director of operations, said a number of factors impacted this year’s budget including legislative changes, the Calumet tax protest, no levy request, inflation

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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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