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Contact us via email or call us in-state toll-free between 9:00am and 5:00pm MT at 1.888.231.9393, Local 406.444.3095

Have a Media Inquiry?
Contact Allyson Hagen, 406.444.3160


Career Technical and Adult Education Contact

  • T.J. Eyer, Division Administrator, 406.444.7915


Driver's Education

Federal Programs

  • Nancy Coopersmith, Assistant Superintendent 406.444.5541
  • Vacant, Administrative Specialist, 406.444.2417


Health Topics

  • Karin Billings, Health Enhancement Division Administrator, 406.444.0829
  • Cheri Seed, Director - Coordinated School Health, 406.444.3000

Impact Aid

School Programs

Special Eduction



Welcome to the Montana Office of Public Instruction's Program's web page. The OPI offers a wide variety of programs and services to support Montana's students, families, educators, and community members. This site links to information about education program offerings including career education, professional development, health and safety education and programs and services for students with special needs.


Montana GEAR UP

Montana GEAR UP partners with up to 24 middle and receiving high schools in low income communities to increase the number of students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. The program serves an entire grade of students beginning in the seventh grade and follows them through high school to graduation, adding a new class of seventh graders each

Montana GEAR UP is funded by a six-year, $18 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education and is administered through the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education in Helena.


Montana GEAR UP believes that postsecondary education is possible for all Montana students, regardless of economic background, and strives to empower them to realize that ambition. Montana GEAR UP brings this message to middle and high schools, students, their parents, and the community.


  • To establish the importance of postsecondary education and provide early college and career awareness activities.
  • To provide financial aid awareness, planning, and scholarships to GEAR UP students.
  • To provide GEAR UP schools with the tools necessary to strengthen academic rigor and support in order to improve student opportunities and enrichment.

Impact Aid

Approximately 75 school districts in Montana receive over $38 million annually from the US Department of Education under the Federal Impact Aid Program.

Sample Parent-Pupil Survey
Impact Aid 2014 Application Information
Impact Aid Webinar Presentation December 2010
Impact Aid Overview
Impact Aid Source Check Form
Impact Aid Application Data
Impact Aid Applications, Laws and Regulations
Impact Aid Web Links


Montana Regional Education Service AreasAEP

Regional Education Service Areas (RESA's) support improved student achievement through providing state supported high-quality professional development in core academic areas and education related topics.


  1. Increase the subject-matter knowledge of teachers;
  2. Increasing teacher understanding and use of effective, research-based instructional strategies;
  3. Increasing teacher competency in the use of educational technology.

Contact Information and Map for Montana's Regional Education Service Areas

Regional Service Areas

Click regions for contacts/websites

CSPD Regional Service Areas



Prairie Educational Service Area
Kim Stanton, Director
(406) 853-1908
707 South Stacy Avenue, Miles City, MT 59301
Web Site:
Fiscal Agent: Glendive Public Schools


Montana North Central Educational Services Region
Gaye Genereux, Director
(406) 378-3136
17555 Coal Mine Road, Big Sandy, MT 59520
Web Site:
Fiscal Agent: Centerville Public Schools


Montana Regional Education Service Area 3
Marsha Sampson, Director
(406) 896-2085
College of Education
1500 University Drive, Billings, Mt 59101
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Fiscal Agent: MSU-Billings


Regional Education Service Area 4 You
Bruce Grubbs, Executive Director
(406) 522-6004
404 W Main Street, Bozeman, MT 59715
Fiscal Agent: Bozeman School District
Marcy Moriarty, Director of Professional Development
(406) 522-6004
404 W Main Street, Bozeman, MT 59715


Western Montana – Comprehensive System of Personnel Development
Nancy Marks, WM-CSPD Coordinator
(406) 728-2400 Ext 1088
215 S. 6th Street West, Missoula, MT 59801
Web Site:
Fiscal Agent: Missoula County Public Schools