Montana School Boards Association
Early voting. In Yellowstone County, 18,308 ballots had been returned to the county elections office by the weekend. Voting early is a popular option in Montana’s largest population county where the election staff is working overtime. Among 77,760 active voters registered in the county, 50,…
HELENA — A Montana lawmaker told colleagues Friday that students should be allowed to leave their guns locked in cars without fear of expulsion, a proposal opposed by those who argue the weapons have no place on school grounds.
HELENA — A broad coalition of school groups pitched its sweeping public-school funding plan Tuesday, saying it offers a rare chance to boost money for schools, cut property taxes and link both to natural-resource development in Montana.
HELENA — A move to combine primary elections with school elections drew support from some individuals Monday but met with strong opposition from school and election officials.
The Butte School District will pay $70,000 to a former Butte High valedictorian whose free-speech rights were violated in 2008.
The third-year principal of St. Regis Schools now knows the nature of a complaint that resulted in her suspension more than three weeks ago.
The principal of St. Regis Schools remains on paid administrative leave and in the dark about why she’s there.
School District 2 trustees are looking at ways to save paper and money, and Monday night they discussed the option of switching from paper to electronic agendas.
The Lockwood School Board of Trustees will hold a public meeting to gather community input in its search to replace Superintendent Eileen Johnson, who announced her retirement earlier this year.
Calling Montana public school funding “complex” is an understatement.
In a Sept. 14 guest opinion, leaders of two Montana education associations questioned the accuracy of statements by Department of Natural Resources Conservation officials regarding how state trust revenues support K-12 education.
The State Department of Natural Resources is once again trying to lead the public into believing that an increase in state land revenues results in increased funding for Montana’s public schools. And unfortunately, when the department goes fishing for news coverage of this incorrect assertio…
HELENA — Gov. Brian Schweitzer’s veto this week of an obscure budget bill may end up shorting public schools some $7.5 million next year — although the final outcome may not be decided until two years from now.
HELENA — Leading lawmakers have reached a new, tentative deal to fund public schools that includes inflationary increases of state funds over two years, new oil-and-gas money to help pay the bill, and restrictions on school district reserve funds.
It was an evening of recognitions and goodbyes.
As we near the end of the 2011 Legislature, with 10 days left as of Monday, legislators are going to have to switch into high gear if they are going to adjourn having met the needs of K-12 public education. A key problem at this point is that in addition to several legislators from both part…
HELENA -- Lee Stiffarm of Billings has been selected by Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau to serve as her appointee to the MHSA Executive Board.
The Billings School District 2 board is looking at another big election year.
Laurel School District's superintendent announced he will leave at the end of the school year and the board will begin its search for a replacement this month.
HELENA — The group representing Montana school districts says Gov. Brian Schweitzer's funding plan for schools comes close to meeting their hopes for the next two years — but that his proposed transfer of oil-and-gas revenues to finance the plan is “unacceptable.”