Distance learners count towards SLE enrollment and funding
March 12, 2020
SEELEY LAKE – During Seeley Lake Elementary’s strategic planning cross-over event Feb. 22, Dr. Daniel Farr stated that SLE was going to lose about $50,000 in budget authority because eight students that are home schooled were erroneously reported as enrolled. Upon further review of the arrangement with the distance learning students, Superintendent Daniel Schrock said what SLE is doing is legitimate and it would meet the requirements to count the students with no loss to the budget.
According to Montana Code Annotated 20-9-311: Calculation of average number belonging (ANB) -- 3-year av...