Legislators will discuss special education funding and get an update on COVID-19 impacts on Montana schools during a video conference on April 23 at 1:00 p.m.
The subcommittee will discuss a draft bill on special education funding as well as funding for older special education students, educational costs for children served in state psychiatric treatment facilities, and the Significant Needs Grant Program. The Office of Public Instruction will provide updates on distribution of CARES Act funding and other items related to COVID-19 impact on schools.
For the full agenda and meeting materials, click on the “Education” banner on the Legislative Finance Committee webpage: https://leg.mt.gov/committees/admincom/lfc/
This meeting is open to the public. The meeting will be streamed live on www.leg.mt.gov and broadcast on the Montana Public Affairs Network (MPAN) if you wish to view only. An archived recording of the meeting will also be made immediately available on leg.mt.gov.
Members of the public who wish to participate may join the meeting. If you want to participate, email Kris Wilkinson at email@example.com with your name and a request to join. You will be sent a calendar invite with instructions for joining and participating in the call by 5 p.m. the day before the call. A time will be provided on the agenda for oral public comment. At that time, members of the public who have joined may “raise their hand” and participate after being recognized by the presiding officer or the meeting host. Comments will be taken in order.
Written public comment via email in advance of the meeting to firstname.lastname@example.org is also welcome and will be provided to committee members. Any oral or written public comment provided to the committee is a public record that is recorded, archived, and available on the web.
The Montana Legislative Fiscal Division will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in this public meeting. For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, contact Kris Wilkinson at email@example.com or 406-444-2722 as soon as possible before the meeting date.