Bigfork Administrators to Host Community Tour of School

The district is inviting members of the public to tour the site Thursday

By Beacon Staff

Administrators are hosting a community tour of Bigfork High School at 7 p.m., July 30, to show why the school district will ask voters for a $14 million bond to redevelop the site.

The district is inviting members of the public to tour the site and hear an explanation for the upcoming bond request.

In May, the school board unanimously approved a bond request for $14 million to redevelop the high school. Voters this fall will decide whether to grant a significant makeover of a 50-year-old building and campus that is already out of space amid rising enrollment. Ballots will be sent in September and are due back by Oct. 9.

An independent site assessment last year found structural issues and growing needs throughout the campus, including more classroom space.

If approved, the renovation project would progress in priority phases. The school’s priorities would be adding new classroom space to ensure all high school students would be taking classes in the high school instead of the middle school. The site would be better compartmentalized and space would be used more efficiently for classes and other school programs, according to planners.