Montana Code Annotated 2019



Part 3. Funding of Basic System of Quality Public Schools

American Indian Achievement Gap Payment

20-9-330. American Indian achievement gap payment. (1) The state shall provide an American Indian achievement gap payment to public school districts, as defined in 20-6-101 and 20-6-701, for the purpose of closing the educational achievement gap that exists between American Indian students and non-Indian students.

(2) (a) The American Indian achievement gap payment is calculated as provided in 20-9-306, using the number of American Indian students enrolled in the district based on the count of regularly enrolled students on the first Monday in October of the prior school year as reported to the office of public instruction.

(b) A school district may not require a student to disclose the student's race.

(3) The district shall deposit the payment in the general fund of the district.

(4) On or before September 15 of even-numbered years, the office of public instruction shall report to the governor and the legislature on the change in status of standardized test scores, graduation rates, and drop-out rates of American Indian students.

History: En. Sec. 4, Ch. 4, Sp. L. December 2005; amd. Sec. 18, Ch. 1, Sp. L. May 2007; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 118, L. 2013.