Guest Column: Legislative commission looks at school funding
Last updated 9/8/2016 at 6:16pm
Last session, I sponsored SB 128, a bill that created the School Funding Interim Commission, and requires the legislature to examine the school funding formula at least every 10 years, if not more frequently.
The Commission met for 18 months and just wrapped up its work. The results of the Commission are several strong, new proposals to adjust some components of school funding to meet some pressing needs of Montana's public schools, and additionally, to lay out a roadmap for policymakers and those who wish to know where school funding still needs work and what info has been gathered.