This bill would allow the creation of public charter schools here in Montana. Charter schools are public schools that are organized differently from normal public schools. They have a special community board overseeing them, and they usually have a special focus like the arts or science.
For students with special needs, this bill allows their parents to choose from a wider range of options about where they receive their child’s public education.
This bill would prohibit aborting a viable fetus.
This is a statewide equivalent of the falsely-named “non-discrimination” ordinances that a few cities and towns in Montana have passed. It is assigned to the House Judiciary Committee.
The bill’s sponsor freely admits her purpose up front: “Eliminating the exemption from licensure as a private alternative adolescent residential or outdoor program for an organization or school that is an adjunct ministry of a church.” It is assigned to the House Judiciary Committee