A motion filed by the attorneys for the Glacier County Commissioners and Treasurer Don Wilson to dismiss the lawsuit filed by the Cut Bank School District No. 15 has been denied by District Court Judge Elizabeth Best. In addition to denying the County’s request to dismiss the complaint, Judge Best granted Cut Bank School District’s request to file an amended complaint against the County.
Judge Best’s order was filed in Glacier County District Court on May 16. In her order, Judge Best set a scheduling conference on Friday, June 21, at 11 a.m. at the Glacier County Courthouse.
Cut Bank School District No. 15 filed the complaint alleging the County Commissioners and Wilson are in violation of their statutory duty to provide accurate and timely financial reports to the School District and State of Montana. The School District is asking the District Court to order the County Commissioners and Wilson to comply with the law to provide the reports so the School District can collect the monies it is entitled to in order to fund the operations of the school district.
Bozeman attorney Matthew A. Dodd represents the County Commissioners in this complaint and the attorney for Treasurer Don Wilson is D. Michael Eakin of Billings. Missoula attorneys Elizabeth Kaleva and Kevin Twidwell represent Cut Bank School District No. 15.