Fighting for our Schools
November 15, 2015
In 2015 Forward Montana led a youth effort to pass two school bonds in Missoula County that would dramatically impact the quality of education for students. The bonds addressed areas of critical need, including updated technology infrastructure, safety and security, deferred maintenance, and developing flexible learning spaces throughout the 9 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 5 high schools. By elevating the voices of young leaders and ensuring they were involved in campaign strategy and key decisions, forming powerful alliances with other key stakeholders, and running targeted voter engagement efforts, the school bonds passed by 237 votes. FMT’s efforts included a massive volunteer-led voter engagement effort, knocking 3,183 doors and making 7,054 calls.