Traffic Education Reimbursement - $110.63 per student in 2018

Many thanks to the 132 school districts that completed traffic education programs last school year and submitted their year-end reports on time. The 2018 Traffic Education Reimbursement will be electronically deposited in district accounts managed by county treasurers in early August. The OPI will distribute $925,000 to school districts that offered state-approved Traffic Education programs. During the 2017-2018 school year 8,361 students completed traffic education and district costs were partially offset by the state reimbursement of $110.63 per TE student. This annual reimbursement is made possible by a percentage of driver license fees collected by the Department of Justice, Motor Vehicle Division.

Reports showing the 2018 reimbursement by county and school district are posted on the OPI’s Driver Education Forms & Reports page and also on School Finance Payments to Schools (click on Traffic Education).

  • Deposit into Fund 18 Traffic Education Fund
  • Revenue Code 3260 - State Driver Education Reimbursement

Driver Education reimbursement fluctuates from year to year depending upon the number of driver license renewals and other dynamic variables. The amount of FY2018 reimbursement compared to previous years reflects the number students and driver license sales which is the source of funding for the state special revenue Traffic Education account.

Questions?  Contact the Traffic Education Office at (406) 444-4432 or email Fran Penner-Ray at fpenner-ray@mt.gov or Patti Borneman at pborneman@mt.gov.