A Big Timber man has filed a formal complaint with the state suggesting School District 2 officials broke Montana law in the lead up to November's successful $122 million bond election.
SD2's accreditation problems, where the number of students in classes exceeded accreditation standards, started when full-day kindergarten was implemented. Half-day kindergarten classes meet accreditation standards.
The Montana Constitution states: "The legislature shall provide a basic system of free quality public elementary and secondary schools. ... It shall fund and distribute in an equitable manner to the school districts the state's share of the cost of the basic elementary and secondary school system."