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Bozeman School Board Votes Yes to 5 Day In-person Learning

Posted by Mark L. Corner on October 13, 2020 in  Schools

The Bozeman School Board voted yes a second time to move to 5 day a week in-person learning.  The Board approved the transition dates of Nov 2nd for pre-kindergarten to 5th grades, Nov 23rd for middle schools and Jan 25th for high schools.  The school district has 5 active cases at Gallatin High, 3 at Bozeman High, 2 at Chief Joseph, 1 at Sacajawea and 2 at Emily Dickenson.  School board chairman Andy Willet called the decision a calculated risk. 

Bozeman School Board Sets Target Dates For 5 Day In-Person Classes

Posted by Mark L. Corner on September 22, 2020 in  Schools
The Bozeman School Board meet through a Zoom meeting for 7 hours Monday night to discuss the possibility of switching from it's current blended model of learning (2 days in-person and 3 days remote) to the cohort model of 5 days of in-person learning.  They set target dates for different grades if certain metrics were met regarding COVID-19.  Pre kindergarten to 5th grade's date is Nov 5th, middle school on Nov 23rd and high school on Jan 25th.  Another board vote will be required to switch from the ... read more

Bozeman Schools Set Enrollment Record

Posted by Mark L. Corner on November 10, 2019 in  Schools
The Bozeman School District set an enrollment record this fall of 7,111 students.  That is a 29% increase over the last 10 years.  Bozeman High School also set an enrollment record this year of 2,260 students.  The freshman class this year is 601 students.  Bozeman High School is projecting an enrollment of 2,400 students in 2021 which is what spurred the need for building a second high school.  The new high school, Gallatin High will open for the fall 2020 school year.  It will give t... read more
A growing population has Monforton School District looking to expand to accommodate additional students.  The student population has grown more than 200% since 2008.  The district is seeking a $3.5 million dollar bond.  The money would be used to finish the district's master plan of building 8 new classroom spaces between the two schools, additional parking, outdoor activity area, and a connector path.  The bond will cost households in the district $24 a year per $100,000 in market value.  ... read more