Le Havre School Board approves extended Boys and Girls Clubs program – Hi-Line Today

LE HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – The Le Havre Public Schools Board met Tuesday evening for its regular monthly meeting and voted to approve a variety of agenda items.

Among the items approved was a partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line to create an after-school program for K-1 in Highland Park for the 2022-23 school year.

The cost to the district is $41,414, which represents a one-time contribution of half of the estimated operating budget. In the next phase of planning, the Boys & Girls Club would fully fund the program.

“I am thrilled with the opportunity this could provide for our students. And I think this just speaks to what we can continue to provide to our community in the form of after-school programs for our students,” the superintendent said. Craig Muller.

Supervision and staff would be provided by the Boys & Girls Club.

“It’s something we’ve been talking about for years,” said Hi-Line Boys & Girls Club President Tim Brurud. “When we look at the kids that we serve, our K-1 kids, they just need a little bit of a different set up…Sometimes that K-1 set needs a little more structure, so it’s a solution that we’ve been looking at for a long time. We would take these kids that we currently serve at the club and serve them in Highland Park.

The plan is to serve 60 youth per day from the end of the school day until 6 p.m. Children will have a meal at 3 p.m. and a snack later in the day. Students will be separated into four groups and will spend their time participating in educational, recreational and youth development activities.

“(It’s going to) relieve some of the pressure on our (club location), which has sort of been capped over the last couple of years, and also help improve some of the transportation issues with kids this age,” Brurud said.

Other points approved by the Council on Tuesday:

  • Approval of high school, middle school and elementary textbook revisions for 2022-23.
  • Approval of revisions to policies 3416 and 3416F1 at 2nd and final reading. These policies address the administration of medication to students. 3416F deals specifically with Glucagon.
  • Approval of revisions to policies 2600P and 2600F at 2nd and final reading. These policy revisions outline the insurance options for the work-based learning program, which must be agreed upon between the district and the employer.
  • Approval of the technology program.
  • Approving the district’s membership in the Montana School Board Association for the 2022-23 school year at a cost of $11,234, down slightly from last year’s rate of $11,412.
  • Montana High School Association Membership Dues Payment Approval 2022-23. It’s $250 per activity, so for the 20 activities in Le Havre, that totals $5,000. They also pay $836 for required catastrophic insurance and $191 to participate in the concussion insurance plan.
  • Approval of salary increase for summer short-term employees
  • Approval of a request for the High School Boys Basketball team to participate in a team camp in Gonzaga in a few weeks. This is funded by fundraising dollars.