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Kalispell high schools ask for $1.2M levy

Posted at 11:21 AM, Mar 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-31 13:37:58-04

KALISPELL – Kalispell public high schools just introduced the first levy in seven years.

Superintendent of Kalispell Public Schools Mark Flatau tells MTN News in 12 years high school enrollment increased by 333 students which makes Flathead and Glacier High School two of the largest high schools in the state.

The $1.2 million levy will support the growing needs of day to day cost for a student’s education. One area Flatau tells MTN News desperately needs improvement is technology.

Both high schools are struggling to keep up computers up to date. The high schools have been purchasing used computers, which Flatau says is just sufficient.

“For many of our computer science cutting edge programs, we need a solid based in regards to technology and the infrastructure is constantly changing. We need to improve that as well,” Flatau said.

Flatau says that if this levy is passed folks will roughly pay $2.94 per month which is roughly the cost of a gallon of milk.

Mail-in ballots should be received the week of April 22 and vote by May 7.