In this special edition Face the State we’ll go to three Class C schools; Augusta, tucked alongside the Rocky Mountain Front, Hot Springs, in a remote part of the Flathead Indian Reservation and Dutton/Brady, about 40 miles north of Great Falls on Interstate 15.

These schools like many others their size, face shrinking enrollment and budgets, higher graduation requirements and have an intense passion for creating lasting bonds.

“A rural education in Montana, it’s more than an education and I’m sure you’ve heard it from other people you’ve talked to, it’s a way of life,” said Augusta Superintendent Matt Genger.

To read the full story about rural education in Montana, click here.

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