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[Helena Independent; November 15, 1935]

Summer School
The matter of resuming school here is still most indefinite, but it was brought out that if necessary, classes could go on until July 1 with the use of Saturdays.
A proposal was discussed to hold classes in residences throughout the city, but this was believed inadvisable.
Alex Wardlaw, chairman of the buildings and repairs committee of the board, reported that repairs would probably be completed this week at Broadwater, Central, Jefferson and Emerson schools, and would be ready for the inspection of the engineer who is coming here Monday.
On motion of Trustee Hawkins, the board turned down the idea of allowing teachers, now under contract with the district, to tutor in private homes for a fee. This applies only during the existing emergency.
A system of paying Jack Smelser, radio weather report man at the airport, through the school district, was approved by the trustees. Smelser will get $25 a month from the city for his duties, and $25 from the state. He will act as assistant instructor in aeronautics. William Fahrner is the instructor.
Before adjourning, the board approved the tearing down of towers on the old high school and the removing of loose stones, to be paid for by the WPA.