Montana schools

Inappropriate Relations
Three recent investigations at three different Montana schools have revealed suspected inappropriate teacher-student relationships. The Montana Board of Public Education can discipline a teacher for reasons ranging from incompetence to gross neglect– or conviction of certain crimes and immoral…
Guns in MT Schools
As of Thursday, Hardin art teacher Nora Block is facing multiple felony charges after a handgun was found in her classroom over the weekend. According to a spokesman for the Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office, Block knowingly possessed a firearm on school property and deliberately hid …
Teacher Shortage in Rural MT
Amid teacher shortages in rural Montana, many districts are going to a last resort option once again. In one case, a district had to choose whether to scrap a business education program, or employ the services of a secretary who’d recently received a degree in marketing...
Small Montana Schools Lose Federal Grants
As a result of changes in an already-cumbersome application process, some of Montana’s smallest rural schools lost out on a federal grant.  The Billings Gazette reports that Sand Springs is one of seven Montana schools that missed out on the money, according to the Montana Small Schools Alliance, fo…