School Finance


Thursday, January 2, 2014, 9:18 am

Districts should now be accepting Nomination Petitions and the Oath of Candidacy for trustee candidates in the May election.  Candidate forms, as well as, the Election Calendar and Manual for 2014 are located at the following link:

The Office of Public Instruction (OPI) plans to open the County application for external reporting in early January.  The OPI will notify county superintendents when the application is available and provide detailed instructions at that time.

The County application will collect district classification data used to determine the number of nomination signatures required (20 in a first class district and 5 in both second and third class districts) and the requirements to submit campaign finance information to the Montana Commissioner of Political Practices (first class district, county population greater than 15,000 and campaign expenditures and/or revenues greater than $500).

District clerks may assist their county superintendent by completing a data form for their district(s) and sending it to their county superintendent.  The form is located under Basic Election Forms/Election Administrator:

For more information, contact Nicole Thuotte, (406) 444-4524