Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Learn about Bellevue Elementary projects

Education Foundation hosts public meeting July 20


By TERRY SMITH
Express Staff Writer

Blaine County School District patrons can learn more about a construction project and geothermal resource development at Bellevue Elementary School at a public meeting set for Tuesday, July 20, at 6 p.m.

The meeting will be hosted by the Blaine County Education Foundation in the Bellevue Elementary School multipurpose room.

An Education Foundation press release states that local architect Nick Latham, of Ruscitto/Latham/Blanton, will present information on a Bellevue Elementary multipurpose room addition. Also, representatives of the McKinstry engineering firm will discuss geothermal resource development and related retrofits of the school's heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems.

Both projects are being funded with a plant facilities levy approved by Blaine County voters in October.

Education Foundation Executive Director Heather Crocker said the projects will improve air quality in the school, which will result in a reduction in absenteeism and improvements in student test scores.

"We want the public to have an opportunity to learn how these improvements will benefit students over the long run," Crocker said.

Terry Smith: tsmith@mtexpress.com




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