School Finance


Thursday, January 2, 2014, 9:20 am

Pursuant to 20-9-327, MCA the quality educator payment is based on the number of full-time equivalent (FTE) educators reported to the Office of Public Instruction (OPI) for accreditation purposes.  In the past, districts have reported this information through the Annual Data Collection.  Beginning in FY 2014, districts are reporting FTE in the Terms of Employment, Accreditation, and Master Schedule (TEAMS) application.  OPI will be calculating the quality educator payment from the FTE data reported through the Terms of Employment module.  For purposes of the Quality Educator payment, OPI is extending the deadline from December 31 to January 31, 2014 for making changes to the reporting in accordance with ARM 10.21.201.

Please be advised that, districts will not receive payment for quality educators that are not reported in TEAMS by January 31, 2014.

For more information, contact OPI TEAMS, (406) 444-1625