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Governor Bullock Welcomes Montana Students Back to School

From Alberton to Ekalaka, Bullock to highlight innovation in Montana schools

Tuesday, August 29, 2017/Categories: Governor's Office/Tags:

Governor Steve Bullock today welcomed Montana students across the state back to school and highlighted growing innovation in Montana schools. 

“As Lisa and I send our kids back to school this week, I hope every Montana student is equally as excited as they are to return to learning, friends, sports and activities,” said Governor Bullock. “I want to thank all of the teachers, administrators and staff who work tirelessly to prepare their classrooms and lesson plans for a new year and for delivering on the promise of a great public education for our children.”

“Public education is one our great equalizers, giving every Montana student the opportunity to succeed and be part of our growing economy,” Bullock continued. “This year, I will be highlighting Montana schools that are full of innovation. With new preschool opportunities, to new school buildings and updated classrooms, and more broadband access in even our smallest classrooms, schools across our state are ready to foster a 21st century learning environment and prepare our students for a brighter future.”



From Alberton to Ekalaka, Governor Bullock will travel the state this week to highlight new education programs and initiatives aimed at updating classrooms for 21st century learning environments and preparing students for future success, from preschool through post-secondary. Visits will showcase STARS Preschool, school broadband upgrades, new buildings and classrooms, and the Gallatin College photonics lab. 



Wednesday, August 30, 2017


Who: Governor Steve Bullock, Superintendent Dan Schrock, Board of Public Education Chair and Ekalaka math teacher Sharon Carroll

What: Welcome students back to school at an all-school assembly at Ekalaka Elementary

When: 10:30AM

Where: 121 W. Speelmont St, Ekalaka, MT


Who: Governor Steve Bullock, Superintendent John Fitzgerald

What: Highlight Red Lodge High School broadband upgrades

When: 12:30PM

Where: 800 Chambers Ave N, Red Lodge, MT

Thursday, August 31, 2017


Who: Governor Steve Bullock, Principal Amy Shattuck

What: Visit new Franklin Elementary School building

When: 10:00AM

Where: 1901 S 10th St W, Missoula, MT


Who: Governor Steve Bullock, Principal Kyle Fischer

What: Highlight Alberton STARS Preschool program

When: 12:30PM

Where: 306 Railroad Ave, Alberton, MT

Friday, September 1, 2017


Who: Governor Steve Bullock, President Cruzado, students, faculty, and industry partners  

What: Highlight Gallatin College photonics associates degree program

When: 9:00AM

Where: AJM Johnson Hall Room 251, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT


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