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Kalispell Public Schools Seeking To Fill District 5 Trustee Position



Coding at the LEC!
2018 Annual Performance Report…Accountable to Our Community!

Click the link, under District Spotlight, on the district homepage, and it will take you to our 2018 Annual Performance Report which serves as an accountability summary to you, our patrons, taxpayers and community members.  It is intended to give our community a brief glimpse at our schools and departments as well as show our student achievement data through a variety of measures.  If you read one thing this year about our schools this would be it!



Our Linderman renovation started in October.  We started on Phase 1 of the project which encompasses the south end of building.  We will be adding two classrooms in the “Old Church”, adding our cafeteria back with a commons, and adding new restrooms.  I will keep you updated on our progress!

I also wanted to alert you of some concerns we are having with our Parking Lot and student drop off.  Our parking lot is very small and students sometimes cannot find a place to park.  When this happens a student needs to find parking on the street.  The only parking spaces that are unavailable are in front of the Central School Museum and the permit parking slots north of the tennis courts.  People who do not have a permit will be ticketed by the city.

I am in the parking lot during lunch and after school almost every day and it is pretty chaotic. We have had a few fender benders and the area is very congested with cars and pedestrians. This, coupled with the addition of a fork lift carrying a dumpster back and forth to the tennis courts several times a day, is requiring a change in driving/parking in order to cut down on the chaos.    

For the safety of our students there will no longer be student dropped off/pick up by the back doors.  The alley way will be blocked off during school hours. This will be in effect starting Monday morning, November 12.  In addition to our safety plan, the student parking lot will become a one-way loop. I have included an aerial view and diagram of our parking lot. 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Aerial view of new traffic pattern of parkiing lot

Blue print view

Substitute Job Fair


Kalispell Public Schools is sponsoring a Substitute Job Fair.  Related image


When:              Wednesday, October 24th from 3:00pm-6:30pm

Where:            Linderman Education Center Gym, 124 3rd Ave E, Kalispell MT


We are hiring for all sub positions.  Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.  No previous experience required.

  • Teacher
  • Para
  • Food Service
  • Custodian


For additional information, please contact Kalispell Public Schools Human Resource Department at 406-751-3444. 


NO SCHOOL OCTOBER 18th and 19th

There is no school on Thursday and Friday, October 18th and 19th, 2018 due to MEA days.  School will resume at normal times on Monday, October 22nd.

Kalispell Public Schools Seeking To Fill District 5 Trustee Position

Grades 1-6 and 9 will start school on Wednesday August 29th.  7-8 and 10-12 Graders will start on Thursday August 30th.  Kindergarteners begin after Labor Day and your school will be sending notification to you.

Seeking Trustee to Fill Open High School Trustee Position

Due to a recent vacancy on the District 5 Board of Trustees, the school district is taking applications to fill this high school trustee position. 

Registration 2018-19
Notice of Election May 8, 2018 Elementary General Fund Levy Election
Board votes down proposal of Verizon Cell Tower

Kalispell Public Schools Board of Trustees voted to not move forward with the proposed Verizon Cell Tower at FHS.  THEREFOR THE COMMENT PERIOD HAS ENDED. 



Kalispell listed as #5 city in Montana best schools and top AA district on Niche 2018 Best Schools listing

2018 Best School Districts in Montana

The 2018 Best School Districts ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, public school district ratings, and more.

LINK to Article - LINK to Niche Site

New Website Search Option

You can now search for information - content on our website with the new Search option at the top right by KPS Login.


School Make Up Days will be as Follows:

Wednesday October 25th, 2017 will be a FULL DAY of school, instead of a half day as previously planned.

Tuesday January 2nd, 2018 will be the first day back from Winter Break, instead of January 3rd as previously planned.

First Days of School

First Day of School:

August 30th - For 1st through 6th Grade and 9th Grade Only.

Thursday August 31th - 7th, 8th, and 10th through 12th Grades.

Kindergarten will begin after Labor Day.

Each school will send out their specific schedule.

Board Election Results

On May 9, the Board of Trustees will vote to make these results official. The full results are here..

Bill Harley Family Concert is Tonight!

Still time to get your tickets...

Kalispell Education Foundation Awards over $9,000 to Innovative Projects For Teachers

    The Kalispell Education Foundation (KEF) completed their final round of funding for the 2016- 2017 school year, bringing the total of funding awarded via the Great Opportunity Grant program to over $9,000.

Every year, teachers in Kalispell Public Schools apply for funding for their special projects through this grant program. 

Kalispell Public Schools integrate art into the classrooms

Great article on how Kalispell Public Schools integrates art into STEM subjects and the value of art in the curriculum, as a subject that supports math and science but also its value as a stand alone subject. 


School Construction Update at Kalispell Chamber Luncheon constructionupdate

Superintendent Mark Flatau will update the public Tuesday at 11:30 at the Kalispell Chamber Luncheon. For more details and the latest renderings....

School is Cancelled

Due to an increase in bad weather through out today, Monday Feb. 6, School has been cancelled.

Free Trauma Informed Community Training Continues This Friday and Saturday

Free Trauma Training Offered to Community and to Staff 

Free Film Brings New Awareness to Trauma And How Schools Can Help

Free Film Brings New Awareness to Trauma And The Hope Behind Behavior Issues

    Kalispell Public Schools is proud to present a free screening of the Film “Resilience, The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope” this Thursday, Nov. 10th at the AT Building at FVCC. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The film begins at 6 p.m.

   The film was an official selection at the Sundance Film Festival and a blend of scientific study and first hand accounts of trauma and resiliency. The film played to sold out audiences across the nation in 2015.

   Based on Centers for Disease Control studies of obesity, it is one of the most important public health studies on childhood trauma, and a seminal work on the long-term effects of trauma.

Voters Pass Both School Bonds Rendering of FHS


   Ballots from the two school bond measures before voters have been counted and Kalispell Public Schools can move forward with both bond measures—high school and elementary district.

   “We are extremely grateful for the trust and support of our community. We will be diligent in the use of these dollars,” Superintendent Mark Flatau said.  

2016 College Fair

Click here to register for the College Fair on  Thursday, September 29.

KPS Staff Access to Gmail

KPS is currently migrating all district staff to Gmail.  Staff, if you have questions on how to access please Click Here for updated information.

College for a Day-Juniors Only

Juniors please sign up to attend College for a Day on November 18.  This is for all junior students across the Flathead Valley to expereince a day on the FVCC Campus exploring a Career Cluster.  Please click on the link below to register.   www.fvcc.edu/college-for-a-day

College Fair Registration

  Register for the College Fair, October 1, FHS Gymnasim

 College Fair Brochure

Start of School-a little different at the LEC

Linderman has a staggering start to their school year.

Student Orientation Appointments: August 31-September 2 

School Starts: Thursday, September 3

All LEC students will have an individual orientation meeting with their advisers.  Students will receive their schedules, sign contracts, and create their personal education plans that will determine yearly credits and Work Complete requirements.

Appointments will be 45 minutes in length and parents are encouraged to attend as parents will need to sign contracts and sign off on the personal education plan.

Student appointments were set up at the end of the school year but if students cannot remember their appointment time please call Brittney at 751-3990 to confirm.

LEC Senior Exit Survey


Course Enrollment Form for current LEC students 18-19


Welcome to the LEC!!!

We are the alternative high school for Flathead and Glacier students.  What makes us alternative...students work independently, have the option to take online or offline courses, can create a schedule that best optimizes their learning, and will receive direct teaching when further instruction is needed. I like to say we are innovative at the LEC not alternative! 

But...with the flexibility of options there is also a great deal of accountability and responsibility built into our program. The LEC has a waiting list so students must work hard and follow the program guidelines in order to keep their seat at the LEC.