Colonies take appeal to U.S. Department of Ed


Two local Hutterite colonies have appealed to the U.S. Department of Education to extend an examination of how much federal funding colony schools were shortchanged by Havre Public Schools.

Rick Bartos, an attorney representing Hilldale and East End colonies, said today he filed the appeal to U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige on Friday.

Bartos said the appeal includes figures for three additional years prior to 1995, the earliest year the state Office of Public Instruction has looked into Title I funding levels allocated to the colonies by Havre Public Schools. He said those figures sho...

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