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Polson School Improvement Committee works toward school improvement

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News from the Polson School District

POLSON — The Polson School Improvement Committee (PSIC) is a community led committee that believes its greatest strength lies in the unity of our community. The committee was formed to provide long-term assistance in identifying and solving issues that Polson School District is facing. By working together, we can provide a safe learning environment where diverse educational opportunities support an outcome of well-educated, skilled and productive individuals who are ready to contribute to their communities. Action objectives for the committee include improving education at all levels, improving and maintaining facilities and growing community involvement in all facets of the school district.  

Community committee members are Devon Cox, Chairman, Shauna Rubel, John Mercer, Becky Dupuis, John Laimbeer, and Joanna Browning. They have been working feverishly on all things school improvement. Most notably: 1) Developing a community supported outreach program to attack attendance issues in our schools necessary for student success. 2) Increasing the community’s desire for more work force education. 3) Evaluating the need for facility upgrades and construction at each school and developing a bond issue proposal our community will find value in supporting. 

Our schools need upgrades and improvements that range from operational to facilities upgrades. The committee is dedicated to researching cost effective solutions that will remedy current challenges facing all of our Polson Schools while also looking ahead at future needs.

The committee listened to the message sent from the community last spring when the bond election failed. They have decreased the construction cost by 20% and they secured from anonymous donors over $500,000 for the project. 

The committee has recommended to the board to run a bond election on May 2 to address the safety and security, growth and capacity, and career and technical training issues with our current school buildings. In the near future, the committee will deliver more information regarding the building projects and bond information. The committee looks forward to engaging all community members for feedback as it moves forward with its established goals.

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