Wonderlust Friday Forum: Bozeman's plans for a second high school
- Friday, March 10, 2017 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Wonderlust, a lifelong learning group affiliated with MSU Extended University, offers a free Friday Forum featuring Dr. Rob Watson.Rob Watson is serving in his 5th year as Superintendent for Bozeman Public Schools. Born in Miles City, Watson was raised for many years in Bozeman, where his mother, Joann, was a teacher. His dad, Gordon, was a soil scientist and conservationist with the U.S. Soil Conservation Service. He attended Longfellow and Willson schools and then-Bozeman Junior High – now the renovated high school building where he works. Watson graduated from C.M. Russell High in Great Falls, where he played football. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Montana State University and master’s from the University of Alaska, where he started his teaching career 25 years ago. He earned his doctorate in education from the University of Montana while working as a principal in Missoula, but said he still “bleeds blue and gold.”TOPIC: The Bozeman school district serves over 6700 student in 11 school sites; 8 K-5 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 1 high school and 1 charter program. The School Board has recommended the Board proceed with the planning process for a second school (grades 9-12) at the Flander’s Mill Road site to accommodate future enrollment growth, as supported by the High School Advisory Committee. This $125 million bond will be voted on in May in a mail-in ballot.The March 10 Wonderlust Friday Forum will be devoted to this topic. Mr. Watson will discuss costs, site plans, construction timeline, location and enrollment trends for the project. He will also take questions from the audience.Friday Forum is a monthly speaker series sponsored by Wonderlust, a non-profit organization affiliated with MSU's Extended University. The Forum is hosted by the Bozeman Public Library.
Free and open to the public