School Finance

Important June 1 Deadlines

Monday, April 30, 2012, 10:52 am

All public elementary, high school and K-12 districts which request approval of additional ANB for funding purposes must submit form PAA-3 by June 1.  Refer to 20-9-313, Montana Code Annotated for a list of the conditions when a district is eligible to apply for additional ANB funding.

·         Anticipated Enrollment Increase

School districts may submit applications for an increase in ANB for FY2012-13 through June 1, 2012.  Districts may be eligible for an increase if anticipated enrollments for FY2012-13 exceed average current year enrollment counts by more than 6%.  OPI must review actual enrollment as of October 1, 2012 to verify approved increases actually materialized.


·         Reopening an Elementary or High School

The County Superintendent of Schools must provide an estimate of enrollment for the reopened school for the ensuing year, including a clear explanation or documentation showing the basis for the estimate.

·         Transition from Half-Time to Full-Time Kindergarten Program

School districts that intend to transition from half-time to full-time kindergarten program in FY2012-13 must indicate the anticipated percentage of kindergarten students to be offered a full-time program for FY2012-13 for each elementary budget unit.


Form PAA-3 is available on the OPI website at this link:

For more information, contact Nica Merala, 406-444-4401