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. 

School districts not meeting accreditation standards can apply for a variance to a standard or section of standards that pertain to
educator licensure and endorsement, and content standards. 

OPI ARM 10.55 Negotiated Rulemaking

  • 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.    

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Linda Vrooman Peterson, Division Administrator, 406.444.5726
Patty Muir, Accreditation Program Director, 406.444.4317
Nathan Miller, Accreditation Data Specialist, 406.444.2410
Rehanna Olson, Administrative Specialist, 406.444.3114
Gigi Bottenfield, Temporary, Data Control Technician, 406.444.1852