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Bullock welcomes MT students, educators back to school

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News from Governor Steve Bullock 

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock released the following statement to welcome Montana students and educators back to school.

“As Lisa and I send our three kids back to school, I know that Montanans all across the state share the same excitement for the year ahead and the same pride in our public schools for opening the doors of opportunity to all students,” said Governor Bullock. “Whether you’re a teacher, a student, a parent, a coach, or a crosswalk guard, I wish everyone another successful school year. Montana’s kids are remarkable, and I can’t wait to see what dreams and bold ideas they have in store for us this year.”

Governor Bullock created a video highlighting efforts across Montana to increase access to dual enrollment, equipping classrooms with 21st century technology, and starting the school day with a healthy breakfast.

Governor Bullock and Lt. Governor Cooney will visit Montana schools this week to showcase progress in enhancing educational opportunities.

Governor Bullock will visit West Valley Middle School outside of Kalispell to highlight the importance of equipping classrooms with 21st century technology. Since 2015, Governor Bullock has partnered with “EducationSuperHighway” to increase access to affordable, high-speed broadband at Montana schools. In the past year, 40 Montana schools upgraded to scalable infrastructure, including West Valley School, which installed fiber and doubled their bandwidth.

Lt. Governor Cooney visited Ridge View Elementary School in Belgrade. The school received a privately funded grant last year to implement “Breakfast After the Bell” in the classroom, an initiative spearheaded by Governor and First Lady Bullock and Montana No Kid Hungry.

 

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