School Finance

School Finance/E-Grants Summer Workshops

Friday, April 25, 2014, 3:00 pm

The Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) will be hosting free regional school finance workshops this summer. The workshop series is comprised of two separate all-day workshops: the School Finance Summer Workshop, and the E-Grants Easy Tour Workshop. All workshops will be held in school computer labs; you may bring a personal laptop if desired but please be advised that wireless internet may not be available in all locations. 

The School Finance Budgeting and Accounting Workshops will focus on reviewing and providing updates on various issues including, senate bill 191 tuition laws, the Natural Resource and Development K-12 Payment, election laws, and new accounting codes as a result of Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements #63 and #65. 

The E-Grants Easy Tour workshops allow OPI representatives to assist district staff in the completion of their E-Grants applications for the upcoming 2014-2015 grant year. In addition to the E-Grants Coordinator, there will be a staff representatives present for questions related to Title I-A Basic, Title I-A Schoolwide, McKinney-Vento Homeless, IDEA Part B and IDEA Preschool.  We strongly encourage all superintendents, business managers, and/or federal grant program coordinators to attend. Districts should complete most, if not all, of the applications during the workshops. 

Please see below for dates and regional locations of all workshops. More details, including registration information, will be forthcoming.


  • July 7: School Finance Summer Workshop
  • July 8: E-Grants Easy Tour Workshop 


  • July 8: School Finance Summer Workshop
  • July 9: E-Grants Easy Tour Workshop 


  • July 9: School Finance Summer Workshop
  • July 10: E-Grants Easy Tour Workshop 


  • July 10: School Finance Summer Workshop
  • July 11: E-Grants Easy Tour Workshop 


  • July 14: School Finance Summer Workshop
  • July 15: E-Grants Easy Tour Workshop 


  • July 15: School Finance Summer Workshop
  • July 16: E-Grants Easy Tour Workshop 


  • July 16: School Finance Summer Workshop
  • July 17: E-Grants Easy Tour Workshop 


  • July 17: School Finance Summer Workshop
  • July 18: E-Grants Easy Tour Workshop

For more information, contact Kate Vatter, (406) 444-7841