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Montana chool funding bill may include controversial charter school language

April 17, 2011View for printing

The bill that will set state funding for Montana public schools the next two years may include something else bound to cause a political fight: Language authorizing "charter schools" in Montana.

Sen. Ryan Zinke ... LAWSID=6491 , R-Whitefish, the sponsor of the bill and chairman of the House-Senate conference committee that begins work on the measure Monday, said last week that he hopes Senate Bill 329 will be amended to include language allowing experimental charter schools.

By MIKE DENNISON Gazette State Bureau‌ The Billings Gazette

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