Record number of homeless students reported
Helena Independent Record (Montana)
A record number of homeless students were enrolled in Montana schools during the 2012-13 school year, according to data released by the National Center of Homeless Education. And many of them go to school in Helena.
A statement from the First Focus Campaign for Children said there were 2,551 students enrolled in preschool through 12th grade in Montana, which is almost a 45 percent increase from the 1,762 reported the year before.