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Windy Boy charter schools bill faces uncertain future


February 16, 2017

Staff and wire report

A local Democrat’s proposal to establish a statewide charter school system faces an uncertain future in Montana, even as Republicans hailed it as an opportunity to lift struggling schools.

Rep. Jonathan Windy Boy, D-Box Elder, wants to establish a seven-member charter school commission to oversee the new program.

Administrative Rules of Montana already allows the creation of charter schools. In the rules, school districts may draft a charter which the state Board of Education may grant if it is requested by publicly funded schools or or programs under the supervi...

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