Chapter 55 Standards of Accreditation approved by Board of Public Education

Monday, October 1, 2012, 2:28 pm

On Friday, September 14, 2012, the Board of Public Education approved the adoption and amendment of Administrative Rules of Montana Chapter 55 Standards of Accreditation. The effective date for implementation of the changes to Chapter 55 is July 1, 2013. Publication of Chapter 55 in the Montana Administrative Register (MAR) is scheduled for October 10, 2012. Once published in MAR the OPI staff will post Chapter 55 to the Accreditation and Educator Preparation Web page.  


Beginning this fall, the Accreditation and Educator Preparation Division will provide professional development and support to Montana school district personnel in the implementation of the new and revised standards.


Superintendent Juneau and the OPI staff wish to thank the Chapter 55 Task Force for the commitment of time, expertise and veracity of spirit to the overall review process and dedication to Montana education.


The Chapter 55 Standards of Accreditation Frequently Asked Questions offer more information:


For more information, contact Linda Vrooman Peterson, 444-5726