Interim Superintendent Keith Meyer, and Dr. Kent Kultgen met at the Front Street Learning Center to begin their second round of interviews. Both are being considered for the permanent position as Superintendent of the Helena School District.
After the Helena School Board of Trustees and members of the community discussed seven new questions to ask, each finalist had an opportunity to answer each of them. When asked about budget concerns, Keith Meyer says there should be a wide and continuing understanding of the district budget and how it will evolve over the next few years. Kent Kultgen responded to the same question saying there needs to be long term solutions to fixing a budget. Both men also expressed their greatest strengths that will help aid them if selected for the position.
"I understand education and because of my experience of 30 plus years at all levels. I have an excellent understanding of how students learn," says Meyer.
"I've told my board multiple times that the best thing I've done for them is I changed the budget. Giving them a solid budget. As I mentioned earlier every year prior to me coming there they had to borrow money to make it through the end of the year. Now they have end of the year monies to spend," says Kulten
The Helena School Board is scheduled to make a decision on the candidates tomorrow.
Story by Drew Steele, Beartooth NBC.
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