Among 487 students enrolled at Meadowlark Elementary, 140 are kindergartners. No other Billings school has more kindergartners. Some are bused from Burlington and Big Sky schools, which have run out of room.
Two dozen kids’ coats hang neatly in the tiny closet of Shelly Dunbar’s classroom. But there’s no room to hang backpacks, so the packs are stacked on the floor.
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Lewis and Clark Middle School teacher Jamie Jarvis puts trust, time and money on the line to show community-minded eighth-graders that they can make a difference.