The Three Forks School Board voted unanimously Tuesday to float a $25 million bond issue to modernize and expand the aged school facility that serves all students from kindergarten through high school.

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.

Godfrey Saunders, who has served as interim superintendent of Belgrade schools since June 2018, will remain on the job for another three years after his current contract expires in June.

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.