March 18, 2019

2020-2021 School Calendar Options

The Calendar Committee has narrowed down the calendar options for the 2020-2021 school year to three.  Please complete the below survey to vote for your favorite option.  The GFPS Calendar Committee will be reviewing your feedback to make our final selection. This survey is open until Wednesday,  March 20th at 4:00PM.

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Public schools need public input!
2019-2020 BUDGET!


2019-2020 REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE ESTIMATES AND EXPLANATIONS as presented at the March 12, 2019 Town Hall Meeting.

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 1:00 pm at the District Office Building, 1100 4th St. S.

The Board Budget Committee, made up of Trustees Jeff Gray, Jan Cahill and Kim Skornogoski, will review revenue and expense projections as well as public input to formulate a recommendation to the full Board.  They will consider options such as running an operational levy, a technology levy, a safety levy (depending on legislative action) or no levy.  The public is invited to attend and public comment will be on the agenda.

Monday, March 25, 2019, 5:30 pm at the District Office Building, 1100 4th St. S.

Along with the regular agenda, the Board will consider the recommendations of the Board Budget Committee and take action to prepare for the 2019-2020 budget.  In order to run a May levy election, the Trustees are required to set an amount, if any, at this meeting.  Public comment will be on the agenda.

Pints for Troy    American Red Cross with logo of a red cross in a white circle

#Riverview Pints for Troy

Date:  Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Time:  11:30 am to 6:30 pm
Location:  Riverview Gym, 100 Smelter Ave

Sign up for an appointment on line at (search by troystrong) or by calling Lee Ruud at 268-7040.               
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Converge: E Pluribus Unum

Join us for an encore live performance!

Converge: E Pluribus Unum is an original play based on interviews with Great Falls Public Schools youth and educators who shared stories of struggle, loss, triumph and hope. These personal stories will raise awareness and spark conversation about the depth and breadth of hardship many youth and families in our community face.

  • Tuesday, April 2nd:  Live Production ~ GFH Auditorium ~ 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 4th: “Listen, Plan, Act” Community Forum (next steps) ~ Great Falls College – MSU, Heritage Hall ~ 6:00 PM

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Final Lesley University Graduate Program in Great Falls

Black Graduation hat, rolled white diploma with red ribbonThis will be the LAST Great Falls Cohort offered by Lesley University!

Future Master programs will only be offered on-line!

Integrated Teaching through the Arts Curriculum & Instruction, M.Ed.

Program is designed for all K-12 educators
Project based – no GRE required
Skills that transfer to your everyday lessons!
Move up on the Salary Schedule as you go!
Financial aid and payment plans are available.
Regionally and nationally accredited
Financial Aid Counselor to assist Student Loan Process!
Deferred Student Loan payment 6 months after completion of your degree!
Nineteen weekends total! The entire program is completed in less than two years
$5000 Loan Forgiveness is available!
$50 application fee waiver!

Face-To-Face teaching one weekend a month: Saturday & Sunday 8am – 5pm

Contact: Cathy Kuntz

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Safe Schools Online Safety Training $50.00 Card Drawing

During the months of February and March, Montana School Boards Association invites you to participate in Safe Schools online safety training. Safe Schools offers online video safety training to all Great Falls Public Schools employees. Please follow the instructions below to access the video trainings:


  1. Make sure you are using Google Chrome Browser
  2. Go to the Safe Schools Link
  3. Sign-in with your first name_last name
  4. Password will be your first name_last name
  5. Click “View More Courses”
  6. Choose a safety training to view
  7. Once you have viewed the safety video, please go to the provided Google Doc’s Link
  8. Sign into your google account to fill out a 2 question survey on the training. You will be entered in a $50.00 gift card drawing upon completion of the survey. The drawing will end March 31st with the winners being announced the following week.