Schools Respond to Governor's New Directive and Share Plans for Graduation Ceremonies


May 6, 2020

Under Governor Steve Bullock’s Directive for a Phased Reopening of Montana, beginning May 7, all schools were given the option to return to in-classroom teaching delivery. However, none of the area schools will be opening their buildings for the remainder of this school year.

This new gubernatorial directive rescinded the school closure directive and essentially returned education back to local control by districts. Nothing in the Directive, however, prevents a local school board from declaring a local emergency as provided in § 20-9-806, MCA. Local boards and their districts that make...

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