The state board of public education establishes and maintains standards for all public schools in Montana to guarantee that all students receive the benefit of attending accredited schools under the Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) Chapter 55. ARM Chapter 55 also requires school districts to develop, implement, and evaluate continuous school improvement plans, make the plans available to the public, and review them on an annual basis.

OPI ARM 10.55 Negotiated Rulemaking

Related Links


Click Here for the Montana Accreditation Process Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Webpage


Click Here for the Montana Hazard and Emergency Response
Plans Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Webpage.
Click Here for the Montana Suicide Prevention and Response
Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Webpage.

Accreditation and Educator Preparation

Related Links

Click Here for the Educator Preparation Main Webpage. 


Click Here for the Montana Educator Performance Appraisal System (Montana-EPAS) Webpage.  
Click Here for the Gifted and Talented Education Webpage. 
Office of Public Instruction Guide: Serving Montana's High Ability/High Potential Student


Click Here for Montana Regional Education Service Areas (RESAs) Information



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