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PHOTO COURTESY JODY SANDRU

Financial Literacy

In celebration of financial literacy month, Jody Sandru’s high school personal finance class teamed up with our 3rd graders to teach the importance of budgeting and saving/investing. We also welcomed Steve Collinge from Opportunity Bank who presented a budget exercise with tootsie rolls. Students then invested and bartered for goods.

PHOTO COURTESY TAMI JENKINS

Madison County Olympians

Early in 2022, was still fresh, teams across the state began meeting to practice for Academic Olympics. The competition was held on the MSU-Bozeman campus in mid-March. Students take a written test to qualify for their team’s seeding the day of competition and to compete individually.

School Board Roundup

Ennis School Board approves Virginia City bus route hires; transportation director retires 

The Ennis Public Schools Board of Trustees held their regular board meeting on Jan. 12. Here’s a recap of what was covered, according to Ennis Superintendent Casey Klasna.

The state of the schools

Each fall Madison County Superintendent Pam Birkeland compiles a rundown of enrollment for each of the county’s five districts to be used for Office of Public Instruction budgeting purposes for the following year. During the process she also compiles other pertinent info, including staffing, bus routes and more.

Twin Bridges SCHOOL

The Twin Bridges School District Board of Trustees met on the evening of Nov. 9. Here’s a look at what was covered.

• The district entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the teachers’ union which will provide staff with five additional paid leave days as long as they meet certain qualifiers.

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