Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 5. Special Purpose Funds

Budgeting And Net Levy Requirement For Nonoperating Fund

20-9-506. Budgeting and net levy requirement for nonoperating fund. (1) The trustees of any district that does not operate a school or will not operate a school during the ensuing school fiscal year shall adopt a nonoperating school district budget in accordance with the school budgeting provisions of this title. The nonoperating budget must contain the nonoperating fund and, when appropriate, a debt service fund. The nonoperating budget form must be promulgated and distributed by the superintendent of public instruction under the provisions of 20-9-103.

(2) After the adoption of a final budget for the nonoperating fund, the county superintendent shall compute the net levy requirement for the fund by subtracting from the amount authorized by the budget the sum of:

(a) the end-of-the-year cash balance of the nonoperating fund or, if it is the first year of nonoperation, the cash balance determined under the transfer provisions of 20-9-505;

(b) the estimated state and county transportation reimbursements; and

(c) any other money that may become available during the ensuing school fiscal year.

(3) The county superintendent shall report the net nonoperating fund levy requirement and any net debt service fund levy requirement determined under the provisions of 20-9-439 to the county commissioners on or before the later of the first Tuesday in September or within 30 calendar days after receiving certified taxable values, and the county commissioners shall impose the required levies on the district in accordance with 20-9-142.

History: En. 75-7210 by Sec. 349, Ch. 5, L. 1971; R.C.M. 1947, 75-7210; amd. Sec. 11, Ch. 133, L. 1993; amd. Sec. 18, Ch. 152, L. 2011.