It’s no secret that the Three Forks School District has been struggling for quite some time to fix a bundle of financial issues dating back several years, but administrators finally had started to feel they had a handle on the matters after working doggedly through 2019 to address them all.
Belgrade, Manhattan and Three Forks high schools each boasted higher graduation rates than the state average in 2019, according to recently released figures by the Montana Office of Public Instruction.
Superintendent Jeff Elliott spent one day last week in the tunnels under Three Forks High School after steam pipes burst and “melted” the Sheetrock in an English teacher’s classroom.
Belgrade Superintendent Godfrey Saunders has expressed an interest to continue leading Belgrade schools, but if a deal can’t be reached the Belgrade School Board will solicit for a new administrator next month.
Belgrade High School sophomore Kyra Giese has participated in the Montana Science Olympiad every year since the seventh grade. This year she took top honors in the Protein Modeling competition, which required entrants to construct a physical model of a protein.