APPROVED PAYMENT SCHEDULE - FISCAL YEAR 2019


The following distribution dates for FY2019 BASE aid payments to K-12 schools have been approved by
the Montana Board of Public Education and are scheduled according to 20-9-344, MCA.

FY 2019
August 24 Direct State Aid, Quality Ed Component, At Risk Component, Indian Ed for All, Student
Achievement Gap, Special Ed and Transportation Prepayment

September 26 Direct State Aid, Quality Ed Component, At Risk Component, Indian Ed for All, Student
Achievement Gap and Special Ed

October 26 Direct State Aid, Quality Ed Component, At Risk Component, Indian Ed for All, Student
Achievement Gap and Special Ed

November 30 Guaranteed Tax Base Aid (GTB) and State Coal Mitigation Block Grant

December 21 Direct State Aid, Quality Ed Component, At Risk Component, Indian Ed for All, Student
Achievement Gap, Special Ed, and Data for Achievement

January 29 Direct State Aid, Quality Ed Component, At Risk Component, Indian Ed for All, Student Achievement Gap, Special Ed, and Data for Achievement

February 22 Direct State Aid, Quality Ed Component, At Risk Component, Indian Ed for All, Student
Achievement Gap, Special Ed, and Data for Achievement

March 22 Direct State Aid, Quality Ed Component, At Risk Component, Indian Ed for All, Student
Achievement Gap, Special Ed, Data for Achievement, and Transportation

April 26 Direct State Aid, Quality Ed Component, At Risk Component, Indian Ed for All, Student
Achievement Gap, Special Ed, and Data for Achievement

May 29 Guaranteed Tax Base Aid (GTB), State Coal Mitigation Block Grant and Education Improvement
Payment

June 28 Direct State Aid, Quality Ed Component, At Risk Component, Indian Ed for All, Student
Achievement Gap, Special Ed and Transportation


Important Reminders:

Please remember, SB 261 of the 2017 Legislative Session is triggered at the level 4 reduction amounts. This reduction will occur in FY 2018.

The school payments for June will be decreased to account for:
1. Elimination of the Data for Achievement Payment
2. A reduction of 0.50% for the At Risk Payment
3. A reduction of 0.50% for the Special Education Payment
4. The combined block grants are reduced by 47.68% in the November payment and May payment

Schools must account for the decreased revenue in their budgets, please see the SB 261 Reduction Information document above to view the estimated impact to your school.

If you have questions, please contact Kara Sperle at ksperle2@mt.gov or 406-444-3249.