School Finance

Important June 1 Deadlines

Sunday, May 1, 2011, 8:46 pm

All public elementary, high school and K-12 districts which request approval of additional ANB for funding purposes must submit form PAA-3 by June 1.  Refer to 20-9-313, Montana Code Annotated for a list of the conditions when  a district is eligible to apply for additional ANB funding.

Anticipated Enrollment Increase

School districts may submit applications for an increase in ANB for FY2011-12 through June 1, 2011.  Districts may be eligible for an increase if anticipated enrollments for FY2011-12 exceed average current year enrollment counts by more than 6%.  OPI must review actual enrollment as of October 1, 2011 to verify approved increases actually materialized.

Reopening an Elementary or High School

The County Superintendent of Schools must provide an estimate of enrollment for the reopened school for the ensuing year, including a clear explanation or documentation showing the basis for the estimate.

Transition from Half-Time to Full-Time Kindergarten Program

School districts that intend to transition from half-time to full-time kindergarten program inFY2011-12 must indicate the anticipated percentage of kindergarten students to be offered a full-time program for FY2011-12 for each elementary budget unit.

Form PAA-3 is available on the OPI website at this link:

For more information, contact Nica Merala, (406) 444-4401