Funded: Charters

A Detailed Look at Each State's Charter School Funding Policies

Below, see summaries of the state’s education funding policy in each issue area. Click the Expand icon next to any summary to see more detail, if available, about that state’s policy regarding that issue area. Click the Citation icon
next to any summary to see the sources of the information regarding that issue area.
Montana
Funding Basics
Authorizer

Montana does not have a law establishing charter schools.

References:
“Charter Schools: What organizations may authorize charter schools, and is there a statewide authorizing body?” Education Commission of the States, 50-State Comparison, January 2018. 
Funding Formula

Montana does not have a law establishing charter schools.

The State Board of Public Education in Montana has established a process whereby school districts may apply to have one of their schools designated a charter. However, Montana has no state law pertaining to charter schools or charter school funding. Schools designated as a charter would continue to be funded in the same way as traditional public schools.

References:
pers. comm. Pad McCracken, Montana Legislative Services, email, October 4, 2018.
Funding Distribution
Funding Distribution

Montana does not have a law establishing charter schools.

The State Board of Public Education in Montana has established a process whereby school districts may apply to have one of their schools designated a charter. However, Montana has no state law pertaining to charter schools or charter school funding. Schools designated as a charter continue to be funded through their local school district in the same way as for traditional public schools.

References:
pers. comm. Pad McCracken, Montana Legislative Services, email, October 4, 2018.
Withholdings

Montana does not have a law establishing charter schools.

The State Board of Public Education in Montana has established a process whereby school districts may apply to have one of their schools designated a charter. However, Montana has no state law pertaining to charter schools or charter school funding. Schools designated as a charter continue to be funded in the same way as traditional public schools.

References:
pers. comm. Pad McCracken, Montana Legislative Services, email, October 4, 2018.
 
Local Taxes

Montana does not have a law establishing charter schools.

The State Board of Public Education in Montana has established a process whereby school districts may apply to have one of their schools designated a charter. However, Montana has no state law pertaining to charter schools or charter school funding. Schools designated as a charter continue to be funded through their local school district in the same way as for traditional public schools, including by sharing in local tax revenue.

References:
pers. comm. Pad McCracken, Montana Legislative Services, email, October 4, 2018.
Data and Reporting
Legal Status

Montana does not have a law establishing charter schools.

The State Board of Public Education in Montana has established a process whereby school districts may apply to have one of their schools designated a charter. However, Montana has no state law pertaining to charter schools or charter school funding. Schools designated as a charter continue to be funded through the state and through their local school district in the same way as for traditional public schools.

References:
pers. comm. Pad McCracken, Montana Legislative Services, email, October 4, 2018.
Student Count

Montana does not have a law establishing charter schools.

The State Board of Public Education in Montana has established a process whereby school districts may apply to have one of their schools designated a charter. However, Montana has no state law pertaining to charter schools or charter school funding. Students of schools designated as a charter would continue to be counted as schools of the district where they are located for state reporting purposes.

References:
pers. comm. Pad McCracken, Montana Legislative Services, email, October 4, 2018
Funding

Montana does not have a law establishing charter schools.

The State Board of Public Education in Montana has established a process whereby school districts may apply to have one of their schools designated a charter. However, Montana has no state law pertaining to charter schools or charter school funding. State funding for schools designated as a charter would continue to be reported as part of state funding for the school district where the charter school is located.

References:
pers. comm. Pad McCracken, Montana Legislative Services, email, October 4, 2018.
Expenditures

Montana does not have a law establishing charter schools.

The State Board of Public Education in Montana has established a process whereby school districts may apply to have one of their schools designated a charter. However, Montana has no state law pertaining to charter schools or charter school funding. Expenditures of schools designated as a charter would continue to be reported as part of expenditures of the school district where the charter school is located.

References:
pers. comm. Pad McCracken, Montana Legislative Services, email, October 4, 2018.