- Can partnering institutions/applicants share indirect costs? [Article]
Q: Can partnering institutions/applicants share indirect costs? A: Yes, but the rate that is used for the partnering applicants who share these indirect costs must
- Does a project need to choose between a postsecondary education institution’s ST... [Article]
Q: Does a project need to choose between a postsecondary education institution’s STEM faculty and a teacher education department faculty member? A:
- If a RESA supports a specific project, does that prevent the RESA from supportin... [Article]
Q: If a RESA supports a specific project, does that prevent the RESA from supporting other efforts? And, can a RESA specify which project it prefers?
- Who is eligible to apply for the ESEA Title II, Part B, MSP Grant? [Article]
Q: Who is eligible to apply for the ESEA Title II, Part B, MSP Grant?
A: Only "Partnerships of local education agencies (LEAs) and post
- Can a school use excess reserves to pay for a base increase on teacher salary pe... [Article]
Yes, pursuant to MCA, 20-9-161(5)(a), excess reserves could be used to pay for a base increase on teacher’s salary. However, it is a one-time funding source, so we would questio
- Who is an American Indian? [Article]
Legally and politically, an American Indian is a member of a tribe. Each tribe creates its own membership requirements to determine whether an individual is eligible for enrollment. Membership
- Which term is more appropriate to use, American Indian or Native American? [Article]
When referring to the indigenous peoples of Alaska or the 48 contiguous states of the United States, it is appropriate to use the terms “Alaska Natives” and “American Indians,
- What does the term achievement gap mean and who does it apply to? [Article]
The achievement gap is a term used widely in national education circles to describe the persistent gaps between the academic achievements of different groups of children in the United States. I
- Do American Indians pay taxes? [Article]
Yes, both tribes and individual American Indians pay taxes. Individual American Indians pay federal incometaxes and other taxes such as fuel and tobacco taxes. American Indians who work on a reservati...
- Do American Indians get money for just being American Indian? [Article]
No, American Indians do not receive payments from the federal government simply because they have AmericanIndian blood. An American Indian person may receive distribution funds based on mineral or agr...
- What does the term “Federally Recognized Tribe” mean? [Article]
“Federal Recognition” is a legal term meaning that the United States recognizes a government-to-governmentrelationship with a tribe and that a tribe exists politically as a “domestic...
- What is the relationship between the United States and the Tribes? [Article]
The relationship between the tribes and the United States is one of a sovereign government to another sovereign government. This principle has shaped the entire history of dealings between the
- What is the Federal Indian Trust Responsibility? [Article]
The Federal Indian Trust Responsibility is a legal obligation under which the United States has charged itselfwith moral obligations of the highest responsibility and trust toward American Indian trib...
- What are Treaty Rights? [Article]
From 1777 to 1871, United States relations with individual American Indian nations were conducted through treaty negotiations. These contracts among nations created unique sets of r
- Forgot my login! [Article]
If you have forgotten your login information to update your Universal Application, go to this page:
- Teacher's rights at school board meeting [Article]
What are my legal rights if a board member physically came at me during a school board meeting? I am a teacher at the school.
Answer: As a teacher, you can conta
- How is the cost of pupil transportation funded in Montana what costs can be paid... [Article]
Q: How is the cost of pupil transportation funded in Montana?
A: The state and county share "on-schedule costs" to provide funding for parent mileage contracts and a mileage reimbursement fo
- Bus Depreciation Fund [Article]
If your school owns a school bus or bus used to transport kids for athletics or activities, you should be familiar with the Bus Depreciation Fund.
Q: What is
- Nonresident/Out-of-District Transportation [Article]
Question: Which school district is responsible for transporting a student who attends outside his district of residence? Answer:
- Busing-3 Mile Rule [Article]
Question: What are the guidelines of the "3 Mile Rule"? Answer:
MCA 20-10-101(2)(c)(i) states “resides