- Observing child's class [Article]
I am interested in observing in my daughter's science class periodically. Is there ever a reason a parent would be denied this opportunity?? I would not speak or assist or interrupt--simply there to...
- Open admission [Article]
What is open admission? Is it the law? How do I know which schools have open admission? Must the school district have a policy in their policy manual stating that they have open admissio
- Breach of contract [Article]
I heard that there is a law that states if I have signed a contract to teach for the following year, I have until July 1st to resign from that contract. Is that true? Would there be any penalties fo...
- School drop out age [Article]
At what age can a student drop out of school in Montana? Section 20-5-103 of the Montana statutes provides that a student has to attend school until the later of the following
- Discipline- What issues may a school district consider when deciding to order a ... [Article]
... order a change in placement for a child with disabilities due to a violation of a school district code of conduct?
- How is eligibility determined for ESEA Title VI programs? [Article]
How is eligibility determined for ESEA Title VI programs? 1. To be eligible for the SRSA program, districts must have: • an average daily attendance of 600 students or less and • b
- How do I determine the ESEA Title VI program component my district is eligible f... [Article]
How do I determine the ESEA Title VI program component my district is eligible for?
Go to the Small, Rural School Achievement Program page on the US Department of education website at h
- Title IV, Part B, subpart 2 - Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) grants [Article]
The rural schools grants require the school district to request and receive cash for the grant from the Federal government using the e-payments (AKA "GAPS) system. [NOTE: Small Rural Schools funding u...
- Duplicate licenses [Article]
How do I get a copy of my teaching/administrative/specialist license? You may obtain a duplicate license by logging on to the Educator Licensure web page at www.opi.mt.gov/cert. On the left
- TB test requirement [Article]
Does Montana require a TB skin test to renew your teaching license? No - teachers are no longer required to have a physical or a TB skin test for licensure purposes.
- Remove teaching endorsement [Article]
Can I drop an endorsement from my license anytime? Per Montana Adminstrative Rule - section 10.57.301(9): "An endorsement may be dropped from a teaching license at the end of the valid term
- How long is my Montana background check valid? [Article]
How long is my Montana background check valid? The fingerprint background check is valid for licensure for a period of two years, based upon the processing date on the report. The date of re
- Non-OPI licensed counselors - Licensed Addiction Counselors [Article]
Does OPI license all counselors who work in the schools? Guidance counselors are licensed by the Office of Public Instruction as school counselors. These individuals may also serve as indivi
- What states accept a Montana teaching license? [Article]
What states accept a Montana teaching license?
You'll need to contact the individual states to find out if they will accept a Montana Educator, Administrative or Specialist license.
- List of Teaching Jobs [Article]
The list of education related jobs in Montana can be found by visiting OPI's Jobs for Teachers web site located at
- Emergency licensure [Article]
Does Montana offer emergency licensure? Montana does not offer an emergency license.
- Tests required for licensure [Article]
What test does Montana require for educator licensure? Testing is not required for "LICENSURE" in Montana. However, you may be required to complete testing as part of your coll
- How much does a Montana license cost? [Article]
How much does a Montana license cost?
Initial Montana License: $36 to OPI for the license and $29.25 to the MT Dept. of Justice for fingerprinting
- Changing careers [Article]
I am considering changing careers. What would I have to do to become a teacher in Montana?
If you have at least a bachelor's degree, The Northern Plains Transition to Teaching Program a
- Accepted degrees-Online Colleges [Article]
Does Montana accept degrees from online universities or universities outside of Montana for Educator Licensing?
Montana's Administrative Rules for Educator Licensure require completion of an