Measurement and Accountability
School Staffing / TEAMSFriday, August 30, 2013, 10:24 am
The Montana State Educator Information System (MSEIS), the new system which will be used in conjunction with TEAMS for accreditation, is almost complete. A number of items are being improved, but educators say overall it is a good system with nice enhancements, such as the ability for educators to check the status of their license and/or any outstanding documents.
Important note for districts: If you hire someone who is not licensed, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This will alert Licensure to follow up with the educator on any noted deficiencies.
OPI will open the first two parts of the TEAMS system by the second week of September 2013: the School Employee ID (SEID) generator and the Terms of Employment (TOE) data collection. In order to access TEAMS, users have rights assigned by the district’s Authorized Representative via the TEAMS Security Form. Once the system is open, OPI will email user names and passwords for TEAMS. The TEAMS user name and passwords are unique to this system and will not provide users access to any other OPI system.
A very big reminder that will only impact this year: there are three TEAMS data collections this fall. The first is the FY 2012-13 TOE, the second is the FY 2013-14 TOE, and the third is the FY 2013-14 TEAMS Annual Data Collection. These collections must occur in this order for the system to work properly. After submitting the FY 21012-13 TOE collection, contact OPI to open the FY 21013-14 TOE collection. The TEAMS Annual Data Collection will begin in October 2013 and will be open approximately nine weeks to submit all information.
All the information you will need for the School Staffing Project is on the OPI School Staffing web page. If you want more specific information as it comes available, please subscribe to the School Staffing / TEAMS newsletter. Also, feel free to contact the TEAMS Help Line at (406) 444-9444 or OPITEAMS@mt.gov with any questions.
For more information, contact Danielle Murphy, (406) 444-1625