FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Superintendent Arntzen Announces $1.1 Million in Restored Education Funding
July 31, 2018
HELENA—State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen announced that K-12 education in Montana will have $1.1 million in funding restored after more positive state budget outlooks were announced last week. Today, the Office of Public Instruction sent the Governor’s Budget Office plans for allocating the additional funds.
Through proportionate grants, Superintendent Arntzen is replacing $510,000 which was cut from high school career and technical education programs. She is also awarding $217,547 to Montana’s special education cooperatives which serve our most rural students. The remaining $413,814 will be used to provide targeted support services to local schools.
“These budget projections allow Montana to invest precious dollars back into programs which directly serve students,” Arntzen said Tuesday. “Promotion of career and technical education, as well as special education, supports individualized learning and ensures that all Montana students have the opportunity to succeed.”
CONTACT: Dylan Klapmeier
Director of Communications, Montana Office of Public Instruction