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School Board Details Strange New Policy Revision as Approved by State Legislature

At the February 6th meeting of the Whitehall School Board, the first in 2024, Whitehall Superintendent Hannah Nieskens detailed two new policies that will affect the Whitehall School District, as approved by the Montana Legislature in their latest session.

Though over 30 policies were updated and required to be approved by the Board, two brought discussion. The first involves Montana’s new open enrollment policy - where schools must charge tuition to out-of-district students. The total amount charged will be the lesser fee of the two schools. Nieskens believes this to be a “forced cons...


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