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2021 eventful year for Havre Public Schools

 

Last updated 12/23/2021 at 12:02pm

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Jim Sisty does safety checks on his bus prior to his afternoon route. Havre Public Schools Facilities and Transportation Director Scott Filius said the district has been able to cover all of its routes and activities trips so far, but a shortage of bus drivers is a major concern. The shortage of drivers - as well as for other positions in the school district - has been one of many issues local schools have faced in the past year.

It's been a rough year for Havre Public Schools, with the complications caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a senior prank that lead to over $1,000 in property damage and a pair of shooting threats just last week.

However, perhaps the biggest story of the year was one that happened in the closing months of 2021, when Havre High School Principal Ed Norman resigned. The resignation came after complaints about the handling of an incident involving a Halloween costume at Havre High School people said was racially offensive.

The Friday before Halloween, a student came to HHS with their skin paint...



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