School Finance

Incentive Funds for Districts Participating in Multidistrict Cooperatives

Friday, June 1, 2012, 10:19 am


A district must be participating in a multidistrict cooperative in FY2013 in order to be eligible for the one-time incentive funds payment. The prime applicant (prime agency) of the cooperative must send a copy of the finalized multidistrict agreement and the name of each participating district to the Office of Public Instruction (OPI). Please send this information to Debbie Casey, OPI School Finance Division, P.O. Box 202501, Helena, MT 59620-2501. School districts have until December 31, 2012 to submit the required paperwork.


The OPI will make a partial preliminary payment to school districts in mid to late August 2012, based on the written agreements it receives as of July 31, 2012.  After the December 31, 2012 deadline, OPI will recalculate the final distribution and send final payments to all school districts eligible for the incentive funding.

For more information, contact Janelle Mickelson, (406) 444-3249