Office of the Superintendent

Montana Race to the Top Application

Tuesday, June 1, 2010, 3:59 pm

On June 1, 2010 the Montana Race to the Top (RTTT) application was submitted to the Department of Education (ED) and requested nearly $74,000,000.  If the Montana RTTT Application is funded, half of the award will go to participating LEAs.  Eighty-two percent or 343 of the 418 total LEAs explicitly decided to consider participating in the Montana RTTT program through completing and submitting a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).  This represents 86% of all public schools in Montana and 94% of all enrolled public school students in the state. Again, if funded, LEAs will have the option to continue with their interest in participating or opt at that time.  State finalists are scheduled to be announced by the ED in early August, and Awardees should be announced in early September.

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For more information, contact Dennis Parman, 444-5643