School Finance

FY2011 Preliminary General Fund Budget Data Sheets

Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 8:45 am

The OPI School Finance Division has released FY2010-11 Preliminary General Fund Budget Data Sheets and updated the General Fund Budget Excel Spreadsheet to assist schools in budgeting for the FY2010-11 school year.

The Preliminary Budget Data Sheets are located at this link:


Pursuant to House Bill 645 (section 63) passed in the 2009 Legislative Session, the Office of Public Instruction has recalculated the basic and per-ANB entitlement rates for FY2010-11 by increasing the entitlement levels in 20-9-306, MCA by two percent.  The recalculated entitlement rates include funding received under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and appropriated in HB 645 as State Fiscal Stabilization Funding for K-12 Education.  The FY2010-11 rates are shown on the Basic and Per Student Entitlements report located on the OPI website at this link: /Pdf/schoolfinance/Entitle/FY11ANB_Entitlements.pdf .

The General Fund Budget Excel Spreadsheet is located at this link:


NOTE:  Please download this current version of the spreadsheet to your computer (right-click on the link and choose "Save Target As" to save it to your desktop).  Previous versions of the spreadsheet are no longer applicable for preliminary budget purposes.

If you need assistance accessing the files, please contact Donell Rosenthal, (406) 444-3024.

Other resources include:

FY2010-11 General Fund Overview and Worksheets located at:


FY2010-11 Budget Limitation Summary located at:


Questions should be directed to the following OPI School Finance Division staff:

Janelle Mickelson, (406) 444-3249 or

Kathleen Wanner, (406) 444-9852 or

Nica Merala, (406) 444-4401 or

For more information, contact Janelle Mickelson, (406) 444-3249