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Debra Lamm

Jeff Essmann, chairman of the Montana Republican Party.
Courtesy Montana Legislature

A bill to allow residents in some elementary school districts to vote on building and operating new high schools will now face a third and final vote in the House.

Currently the bill affects the elementary districts of Missoula Hellgate, East Helena, and Lockwood near Billings.

Legislature's Education Debate Centers On Funding, Choice, Control

Feb 1, 2015
State Senator Scott Sales (R).
Michael Wright

Sen. Scott Sales, R-Bozeman, sat in his office recently and talked about why he supports school choice, a nationwide movement to increase access to charter and private schools.

“I’m of the belief that the child’s education isn’t the responsibility of the state,” he said. “It’s the parent.”

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