Havre school board supports lawsuit against Legislature


Havre Public Schools will join more than 90 school districts across the state that support a lawsuit claiming the Montana Legislature has failed to adequately fund public education.

On Tuesday night the Havre school board voted 5-0 to join the Montana Quality Education Coalition, the education advocacy group that filed the lawsuit.

As a result of the vote, HPS will pay about $5,000 for MQEC membership next year and possibly a year or more beyond that, depending on how long the suit takes. The dues will be used to pay attorneys' fees.

Before the vote, Superintendent Kirk Miller told the boar...

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