The school bell will be ringing starting Tuesday morning for Missoula District One schools, as the summer officially ends. District One Superintendent Alex Apostle says the over 700 teachers in elementary, middle and high schools are prepared for the new year with improved facilities and technology.

Apostle says new programs will be available in both Hellgate and Big Sky high schools, and that buses will run and school breakfasts and lunches will all begin on Tuesday.

Public Affairs director Leslie Brasfield says parents and students can get most of the information they need from the District One website.

District One Superintendent Alex Apostle

Public Affairs Director Leslie Brasfield