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Governor's Cabinet Meeting Focuses on Education

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For the past few weeks Governor Steve Bullock has traveled the state visiting students on his Back-to-School Tour.

Now that he is back in the Queen City, the governor called a meeting with members of his Cabinet to discuss education, and ways to improve it for Montana's students.

"Everybody here at the table too in the professional capacities has a role to ensuring that we have a quality education and every kid has an opportunity."

Bullock addressed some of his top priorities regarding education, including early childhood education and increasing graduation rates.  Each Cabinet member presented various statewide programs and efforts that have been implemented to help improve Montana's education system.  Bullock's Budget Director, Dan Villa says the governor helped secure primary education funding for the future by passing Senate Bill 175 this past session.

"We'll have stable and predictable funding mechanisms for school districts that will guarantee annual historic investments and unprecedented levels."

Bullock says he is also looking at ways to help reduce dropout rates on reservations.


Story by Jill Jagelski, Beartooth NBC.
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