The School Funding Formula (No. 301)

First Aired Thursday, September 22, 2005

The Quality Schools Interim Committee faces an October 1st deadline to come up with a new funding formula for K-12 education in Montana. The season premiere of Montana Focus looks at what they plan to roll out for consideration during the upcoming special session of the Legislature. Mike Jetty interviews songwriter and educator Buffy Sainte Marie about her Cradleboard Project to promote Indian Education. And, USGS geologist Ken Pierce talks about his ongoing research into caldera unrest beneath Yellowstone Lake. Produced by Gene Brodeur and Scott Sterling for KUSM/MontanaPBS, MSU-Bozeman. 

Montana Office of Public Instruction

The School Funding Formula