Office of the Superintendent

January 29, 2018


Hello Montana parents, students, educators, and community members,

The OPI has had a busy and productive start to the new year! Below are updates in Montana education for the month of January:


Montana’s ESSA plan has been approved! Thank you to all of the Montanans who contributed to this plan that puts our students first. Now that it has been approved, we look forward to working with communities to fully implement ESSA.

Events in Montana Education

The OPI also provided guidance to districts during the brief shutdown of the federal government. That guidance can be found here.

In other education news, check out the School Choice Week message that Superintendent Rob Watson and I wrote.

Keep an eye out for Montana Teacher of the Year program information which will be coming in February.

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