Education Committee sets agenda
The Educational and Local Government Interim Committee met at the Capitol today to decide which issues to include it's agenda.
Committee member Kristin Hansen (R) Havre, says one issue on the table may mean big changes for the university system, which is currently funded based on student enrollment numbers. Hansen says during the last legislative session the university system entered an agreement to explore performance funding, which would base the amount a university receives on benchmarks such as graduation rates.
“You might have a kid who's enrolled at Bozeman and he's enrolled for maybe a year and a half, for two years, but he never actually graduates. So to fund the schools on how many kids get enrolled but ignore whether they graduate doesn't make sense.”
Hansen also says the committee will consider changes to the common core state standards for grades K through 12.
Story by Luba Solonenko, Beartooth NBC.
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