April 27, 2010
HELENA (AP) — A Billings elementary student is
complaining that a teacher was campaigning in
favor of a mill levy during class time.
Sixth-grader Austin Aisenbrey plans to file a
complaint with the state commissioner of political
He says the teacher handed out stickers asking
parents to vote, while at the same time telling the
students to ask parents to vote in favor of the mill
levy in an upcoming election.
Aisenbrey’s grandfather is Republican Public Service
Commissioner Brad Molnar, who is helping the boy
file the complaint.
The student says he later tried wearing a T-shirt
advocating a “no” vote, but was told he couldn’t.
Superintendent Jack Copps says no campaigning by
teachers or students is allowed
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Saying NO to Campaigning at School
Anyone see this interesting story about the Billings School mill levy campaign? It’s about time someone took the bull by the horns and actually tries to do something about this illegal campaign activity that routinely happens within our educational institutions. Way to go Mr. Austin Aisenbrey!