APPLICATION DUE DATE FOR VARIANCES TO STANDARDS – JULY 17, 2013Friday, May 31, 2013, 2:19 pm
The Board of Public Education (BPE) rule “Variances to Standards” (ARM 10.55.604) allows accredited schools to implement a variance to standards designed to meet or exceed results under established standards. Districts interested in seeking a variance to standard, which will be implemented in January 2014, must submit an application by July 17, 2013. Click here for the fill-in application: http://www.opi.mt.gov/pdf/Accred/13VTS_Application.docx.
The variance to standard rule requires local boards of trustees to produce evidence of local public participation and evidence that it officially approved the variance to standards application before submission to the newly formed Variances to Standards Review Board.
For more information, contact Linda Vrooman Peterson, (406) 444-5726