School Board sets calendar

The 2017-2018 school calendar has been set.

During Tuesday’s meeting of the Miles City Unified Board of Trustees, two calendar options were brought to the board to be voted on.

According to Washington Middle School Principal Derrick Tvedt, the calendar committee narrowed down the calendar choices to two options, A and B.

He said there isn’t a lot of difference between the two.

According to Tvedt, the only differences were that option A ends before Memorial Day while option B goes past Memorial Day.

Option B allows for two more days of “non-instructions” (days off), said Tvedt. Those days were added to Thanksgiving and Christmas break.

The calendars were sent to district employees who voted on their preference.

Out of 156 employees who voted, 81 voted for option A and 75 voted for option B.

The board approved option A as the 2017-2018 calendar. 

During the meeting, the board granted Superintendent Keith Campbell with permission to advocate for the operational levy that will be on the spring ballot. 

This approval allows Campbell to submit publications to the newspaper and other media. 

The levy would be for increasing or maintaining the school budgets in the elementary district. 

According to Superintendent Keith Campbell in last week’s school board meeting, if they run the elementary operational levy at 16.88 mills it would increase taxes for a home worth $100,000 by $22.79 and a $200,000 home would increase by $45.58.

The district hasn’t run an operational levy since 2013. 

During the meeting all current school principals were rehired.

The current principals are Beez Lucero for Custer County District High School, Derrick Tvedt for Washington Middle School, Josh Patterson for Garfield Elementary, John Gorton for Lincoln Elementary and Sarah Lucero for both Highland Park and Jefferson Elementary. 

(Contact Ashley Roness at starnews@midrivers.com or (406) 234-0450.)