February 9, 2015

Superintendent’s Message

YOU’RE INVITED!
 
Public schools need public input and who better to give that input than GFPS staff members?  Come join the Board, Cabinet and me at the community budget meetings.  Your ideas are important as we prepare for the 2015-2016 school year!   Please come to listen, learn and share!  Each meeting will feature a topical presentation to include public Q&A and comment.  You can attend one or all meetings.
 
All meetings at Paris Gibson Education Center Cafeteria, 2400 Central Ave., 5:30-7:00 pm
 
Monday, February 9, 2015:   Macro Budget & Reserve Presentations
 
Thursday, February 19, 2015
State (current SB175 levels) & Federal Revenue Projections
            Estimates of Cost Increases & Earmarks
 
Thursday, March 5, 2015:     Legislative Update
 
Thursday, March 19, 2015:   Budget Recommendations & Proposal
 
Monday, March 23, 2015:    
Regularly Scheduled Board Meeting
Board Budget Committee Recommendation with Board Action
 
If you can’t make the meetings, be sure to check the website, as information presented in the meetings will be posted under the Community/School Elections Tab.
 
Take care.  Be safe.  Stay well.

Tammy 


In-District Teacher Transfer Information

 In-District Teacher Transfer Information

Current openings will be posted on Friday, February 13, 2015 and
will close on Friday, February 20, at 5:00 p.m.
Check the on-line application system (http://www.applitrack.com/greatfalls/onlineapp/)
for a list of all current openings.  
If you are interested in applying for theses opening please hand-deliver your
In-District Transfer Form to the Human Resources Office
to meet the deadline.

Clarification for Accessing Your PIR Transcript

 Clarification for Accessing Your PIR Transcript

 
Navigating PIR eCentral in order to access transcripts has changed due to our recent upgrade. Clicking the ‘Transcript’ link on the home page will load the logon page. Logins have not changed with the recent upgrade, but it is necessary to log in before accessing your transcript. Once logged in, click ‘Complete’ under ‘My Events’ on the left. For the transcript begin date, use 06/08/14. Then click ‘View log.’ The transcript should then reflect your current PIR credit status.
 
 

Suicide Prevention

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Need Money for your Classroom? Only Two Weeks Left to Apply for a Discovery Grant!

 Need Money for your Classroom? Only Two Weeks Left to Apply for a Discovery Grant!

Discovery Grant Applications Open Now until February 22nd
The Great Falls Public Schools (GFPS) Foundation is encouraging innovative and creative projects in GFPS through the Discovery Grants Program. The program provides opportunities for students to learn in new environments, experience creative teaching methods, participate in out of school experiences, or have new equipment or materials that provide enrichment and support. Great Falls Public Schools employees can submit applications for funding ranging from $500 to $3000. You can find the application HERE or through the Foundation’s webpage at http://www.gfpsfoundation.org/discovery-grants/.
If you have any questions on how to apply for a Discovery Grant, you can contact Lyndsay Lettre at foundation@gfps.k12.mt.us or at 7401 and she can answer your questions. If you have any questions regarding the Discovery Grant Program, you can contact Dave Crum at dave_crum@gfps.k12.mt.us at or at 7340