Crumbling walls and a leaky heating system are just a couple of the conditions that a levy on the May ballot may help fix. Flathead High administrators want the public to see the school?s condition for themselves.
?I think it?s so important for our valley to really understand, to be aware of what this levy means,? said teacher Shelby Moody.
Moody was one of the teachers who led taxpayers on a tour of Flathead High on Saturday, as part of a district push to get taxpayers to approve a high school levy, the bulk of which would repair and upgrade Flathead High.
?We have gotten used to, sadly, sweltering rooms, broken windows, and things like that and that?s sad,? said Moody.
Glenn Young is one of those taxpayers, and it turns out, he?s also been a substitute at the school.
?I really wanted to be informed so that I could really know more of what was happening and what I would be paying that money for,? said Young.
But not everyone is on board with paying the extra cash, and taxpayers have rejected similar levies for the past two years. School officials hope things like these tours will help sway the public, though Young says he doesn?t need to be convinced.
?On the first floor, the leaks trickle on down?Then on down to the basement, how it trickles down, oh my.?
The levy will be up for a vote in May, along with an elementary-level operational levy. The high school building reserve levy would raise over four million dollars for Kalispell high schools.