There was a meeting held at Beartooth School on Tuesday, April 15th to discuss issues of class size and the movement of some kindergarteners to Bench School for the 2014-2015 school year. Brenda Koch, executive director of school leadership for the East Billings schools, and Sandie Mammenga, Bench principal, were here to answer questions and listen to your concerns. Since Bench is also a Title 1 school, there is not a concern about limiting services to our students.
The decision for placement at Beartooth will be a first come first serve basis. Each child must have a birth certificate and a completed shot record. The “Kindergarten” shot can be done any time after their 4th birthday Once we have 60 students with complete registrations, then the next students would be registered for Bench.