Showing: 1-20 of 31

School Funding

Casper high schools get $4M extra from state

CASPER, Wyo. — Casper's two main high schools are getting extra funding for reconstruction projects.

March 20, 2014 9:08 amLoading…

Wyoming Legislature gives final OK to alternative schools bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Legislature has given final approval to a proposal to lift the state's eight-year moratorium on funding new alternative schools.

February 28, 2014 9:21 amLoading…
Big to small to in-between, school districts appreciate new funding bill

Big to small to in-between, school districts appreciate new funding bill

HELENA — In Harrison, a small, rural community in southwest Montana, the new school-funding law means just $29,000 in new state aid for its school district next year — but school Superintendent Fred Hofman said don’t call that money “peanuts.”

May 19, 2013 12:10 am Photos

Photos

Related

Related

Loading…

What's in SB175

HELENA — Senate Bill 175, sponsored by Sen. Llew Jones, R-Conrad, and signed into law May 6, is an extensive revision of how Montana funds its public schools. Here’s a quick look at its major elements:

May 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Bipartisan coalition pushes major school-funding bill through House – and likely to governor

Bipartisan coalition pushes major school-funding bill through House – and likely to governor

HELENA — A bipartisan coalition in the state House on Monday amended and then endorsed a historic rewrite of public school funding in Montana, likely setting the bill on path to Gov. Steve Bullock for his signature into law.

April 15, 2013 5:17 pm Related Loading…

House advances bills allowing oil-gas school districts to keep more money

HELENA – On mostly party line votes with Republicans in favor, the Montana House on Thursday advanced three bills that let a few oil-impacted school districts keep an even larger chunk of oil and gas tax revenues — money that now goes to the state.

February 07, 2013 2:54 pmLoading…
Reporter's Notebook: School-funding overhaul has support in many corners

Reporter's Notebook: School-funding overhaul has support in many corners

HELENA – Gov. Steve Bullock’s State of the State address got most of the ink last week at the Montana Legislature, as the Democratic governor defined some sharp differences between himself and the Legislature’s Republican majority.

February 03, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…
`Big ideas’ on education funding are fodder for the 2013 Legislature

`Big ideas’ on education funding are fodder for the 2013 Legislature

HELENA — As one of the biggest single items in the state budget, money for public schools can’t avoid being a central issue at the Montana Legislature.

December 31, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
SD2, Juneau focus legislative messages on school funding inequalities

SD2, Juneau focus legislative messages on school funding inequalities

Nothing like the looming legislative session to focus the mind. 

December 10, 2012 2:04 pm Related Loading…

Guest opinion: 'Small school' side of the story shows unequal state funding

There are always two sides to every story, and this is especially true of the Sept. 20 Gazette opinion piece regarding how “big schools” are short-changed by the state school funding formula.

September 29, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

SD2 board talks facility plans, paperless agendas

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.

June 04, 2012 10:14 pmLoading…

SD2 takes share of state funding settlement

School District 2 will receive an estimated $625,000 after the state and a coalition of schools and education groups settled a dispute involving the 2011 Legislature's funding of public schools.

April 05, 2012 5:10 pmLoading…

School group back in court on funding shortfall caused by bill language, veto

HELENA — The coalition behind the 2002 lawsuit that challenged Montana’s public school funding system was back in court Friday, asking a judge to order the state to comply with a law requiring inflationary state funding increases for schools.

November 18, 2011 4:37 pmLoading…
Rehberg visits sister's elementary school, learns about Title I

Rehberg visits sister's elementary school, learns about Title I

It was a sibling spat that brought Montana Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg to Miles Avenue Elementary School on Wednesday morning.

September 28, 2011 5:45 pmLoading…

Schools can tap turnaround funds

CASPER, Wyo. — More than $3 million will be available this year to Wyoming school districts to "turn around" the state's lowest-performing schools.

July 23, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Education officials threaten to curb Montana funding

HELENA - Federal education officials are warning that Montana must get in line with its No Child Left Behind benchmarks by Aug. 15 or risk losing some of its funding.

July 08, 2011 1:41 pmLoading…
Governor says budget deal with GOP is off

Governor says budget deal with GOP is off

HELENA -- Gov. Brian Schweitzer said late Tuesday that he believes Republicans broke the terms of a deal made with him on the state budget 10 days ago, and that he's free to veto the main budget bill and related items as he sees fit.

May 03, 2011 6:50 pmLoading…

SD2 mulls proposed budget from Legislature

As the new version of the state budget passed another hurdle with state lawmakers on Tuesday, Billings School District 2 officials have been watching closely and making some rough calculations.

April 28, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Multimillion-dollar cash flows may be done in oil, gas school districts - sort of

Multimillion-dollar cash flows may be done in oil, gas school districts - sort of

HELENA — At the beginning of the current school year, public schools in Baker, with its 400 kids, had $43.5 million in reserve funds, more than any other school district in the state.

April 24, 2011 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Related Loading…

Follow The Billings Gazette

Activate Full Access RED

Popular Stories

Deals & Offers

Featured Businesses