NBC Montana told you how a Kalispell high school building levy reserve didn't make the cut in this month's school elections, and we dug into what that means for secondary education in the city.
The four million dollar reserve would have funded maintenance, technology, and building repairs for the district high schools - with majority of the funds going to Flathead High School. Officials say they're optimistic that they'll get voters to come around next time.
Superintendent Darlene Schottle says she and the board have discussed multiple options, "[We're] looking at writing grants, looking at reducing some of the other expenditures in the district. In this case it's probably personnel at some point in time if we can't pass a levy. It's looking at coordinating with our city to perhaps use some of the TIF funds as they are returned to the school district."
Board members haven't decided on their next move, but say they've allocated funds from other projects to finish renovations like roof repairs and emergency lighting at Flathead High School.