Michael Gehl said he applied for the vacant position as a means to be more involved with his family and children's education after having a demanding work schedule in law enforcement.
Graduation ceremonies looked a bit more normal for the class of 2021, a welcome bookend for the students whose senior year was anything but typical.
The Missoula County Public Schools Board of Trustees will discuss the district’s draft reopening plan for next fall at Tuesday’s meeting, which proposes changes to the bell schedules for area middle schools and high schools.
A video in which a white Big Sky High School student makes racist statements about Native Americans, along with other incidents, sparked a protest walk-out of of over 100 Missoula County Public Schools students on Friday.
Over 1,200 teachers in Missoula County were vaccinated this week as schools held clinics in gymnasiums and some teachers at other schools sought out appointments at local pharmacies ahead of clinics scheduled at their schools.
Teachers and administrators are adjusting classroom spacing, ordering additional materials and supplies, hiring new staff, and preparing for a doubling of bodies inside buildings.
The board approved separate motions for both K-8 and high school students to transition to more in-person instruction under phase 2 for the second semester, which starts Jan. 25.
"The main platform that we've been teaching people is Zoom," said Madison Moldenhauer, coordinator for the Lifelong Connections program.
Missoula County Public Schools trustees are set to interview the applicants at a special board meeting Thursday night.
"We followed the federal law and our hands were tied," said a spokesperson for the Office of Public Instruction.
Since the start of October, Missoula County Public Schools has seen its total cases double, with a majority of positives coming from activities outside of school.
After reconsidering a previously approved schedule that would have had students back in school full time on Nov. 9, Missoula County Public Sch…
A budding community center at Lowell Elementary School will offer free child care and adult education classes.
Missoula County Public Schools said it was notified by the Missoula City-County Health Department of the positive case Thursday morning in an email sent to Sentinel High parents, faculty and staff.
Missoula County Public Schools welcomed back kindergartners, sixth-graders and ninth-graders on Wednesday.
"Missoula is in a relatively low and stable position for opening schools," the city's health officer said. "In the same breath, that is a fragile state."
Missoula County Public Schools and other smaller schools in the area are preparing to reopen, though some families are choosing online options or even homeschooling.
The trustees also voted to delay a vote on a six-month lease of Mount Jumbo School to the Missoula International School until their first board meeting in October.
Missoulian editorial: Remember that our kids are watching how we handle this crisis, and learning from it.
Missoula County Public Schools will pursue a hybrid learning model with a mix of in-person and remote learning when school starts on Aug. 26.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has increased needs in some existing categories, it's also cracked the door on a new supply for schools to provide — internet access at students' homes.
Comments are being taken on a proposed Missoula County Public Schools high school transfer policy that encourages students to attend their assigned neighborhood school.