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Posted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 2:00 am | Updated: 11:27 am, Thu Apr 17, 2014.

Todd Fiske long has maintained that if he could handpick new students at West Valley School, he could squeeze in a lot more kids.

But new students rarely, if ever, conveniently correspond with classrooms that have space. Instead one or two grades see an influx of several students, crowding classes already rapidly running out of room.

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          Welcome to the discussion.

          5 comments:

          • photoguy posted at 10:58 pm on Wed, Sep 1, 2010.

            photoguy Posts: 940

            By the way, as long as the majority keep saying no, it is not going to cost us anything, no more than what we are already paying and I hope we keep saying no, until such time as the school districts learn to manage correctly.

             
          • photoguy posted at 10:57 pm on Wed, Sep 1, 2010.

            photoguy Posts: 940

            mlsr,

            We didn't say no to education, we said no to unbridled spending and poor management of our money, which is what the schools have been doing for far to long.

            I don't smoke, I don't drink and it has been over 3 years since I have even had a MacDonald's hamburger, until such time as they start running the school districts as a business, which whether you like it of not, they are, they are in the business of educating the children.

            And by the way, I volunteer at the schools every change I can to help educate the students..and I have never even had a child in school in Montana, so get over it, the money grubbers lost this round!

             
          • mlsr posted at 7:08 pm on Wed, Sep 1, 2010.

            mlsr Posts: 3

            I am sure that some parents might be willing to send their kids to KMS but the tax payers are not going to be willing to help foot the out of district tuition. I can't believe that the tax payers said no to education. It would have cost only about $25.00 a month in tax for the addition, the cost of a carton of cigarettes or beer or cutting back on going out to eat. We missed a big "sale" and the chance to help our neighbors with getting jobs. When the economy it better the interest rates and construction cost will be higher and could cost us the tax payers double the amount. Yes we could just close the school and send all the kids to Kalispell schools but we will still have to pay the taxes for it there is no way around it. I prefer to just keep the kids in the West Valley School district it is one of the top rated schools in the Flathead and the faculty is great they are their for the kids AND the parents and bend over backwards to help the children that are struggling.

             
          • flyfish posted at 8:51 am on Wed, Sep 1, 2010.

            flyfish Posts: 199

            The money Dupont and Lauman gave to their friends from Northshore has nothing to do with bond issues failing. High unemployment and job uncertainty are to blame. West Valley still has a lot of options, first why are there still out of district students still in the school. In district kids are in overcrowded rooms and kids from Smith Valley and Kila are going to school there. Also if it gets to crowded West Valley could pay out of district tuition to Kalispell and send some of the kids in there. I am sure some parents would be willing to do this. It will be at least two years before a bond will pass for an addition or new school so they better find some good short term solutions. I guess the district will find out in the next couple of years if Mr. Fiske is worth the money they pay him.

             
          • truthorcon posted at 6:58 am on Wed, Sep 1, 2010.

            truthorcon Posts: 117

            It's too bad Joe Brenneman & Gary Hall blew $3 million on their criminal activities at North Shore Ranch. Were it not for that, the taxpayers might have been a little more willing to spend money on West Valley school and they wouldn't now be worried about "squeezing" the kids in. I guess we can thank the idiots that were warned about votings those guy's in, in the first place.

             

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