By Tim Leeds 

Hill brings back proposal to change charter schools

Local districts oppose changes proposed


Last updated 3/23/2021 at 3:13pm

Havre Daily News/File photo

The Havre High Blue Pony stands in front of the entrance to a Havre High School. A bill proposed by Rep. Ed Hill, R-Havre, would change how charter schools are administered in the state, with some saying that could draw money from public schools and give it to schools that do not have public oversight.

The legislator representing Havre is bringing back a regular entry to the Legislature, a proposal to change how charter schools operate in the state.

Rep. Ed Hill sponsored House Bill 633, which would create an independent commission that would review proposals to create charter schools. Under Hill's bill, the schools would qualify for state public funding if they met goals, but would not be regulated under the section of Montana law governing public education, Title 20.

In an email Sunday, Hill said he would respond to Havre Daily News' questions and "assumptions" once the bill is voted...

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