Welcome to the
Office of Public Instruction

Superintendent Elsie Arntzen is proud to serve our Montana families, students, and teachers. Families are the foundation of learning as our parents are our first teachers. Our students are our most precious resource and the future of this great state. As a teacher of 23 years, the Superintendent knows the importance of quality educators in the classroom and is working to ensure Montana teachers have the flexibility needed to put our Montana students first.

The Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) is charged with the responsibility of providing technical assistance in:

  • School Finance
  • School Law
  • Teacher Certification and Licensing
  • School Accreditation
  • Teaching and Learning Standards

The OPI staff administer a number of federally funded programs and provide a variety of information services, including the information systems necessary to assess student achievement and the quality of Montana’s elementary and secondary school systems.

 


Hope Initiative: Whole Child Approach

Teach Initiative: Teacher & Educational Leaders

Learn Initiative: Academic Achievement

Ready Initiative: Community, College & Career


 

From the Desk of the Superintendent



 


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2022-2023 School Year Message

2022-2023 School Year Message

2022-2023 School Year Message
Achieving Educational Excellence Through Local Control

Achieving Educational Excellence Through Local Control

Our most precious resources, our children have been left behind. It is time to put our Montana students first and focus on a local control system that...
Achieving Educational Excellence Through Local Control
Negotiated Rulemaking

Negotiated Rulemaking

Negotiated Rulemaking
2022 Montana Teacher of the Year

2022 Montana Teacher of the Year

2022 Montana Teacher of the Year
Medal of Honor Day 2022

Medal of Honor Day 2022

Medal of Honor Day 2022
State of Education 2022

State of Education 2022

State of Education 2022
The Pledge of Allegiance Explained

The Pledge of Allegiance Explained

The Pledge of Allegiance Explained

Discover OPI's Montana Leadership Academy

ExLA Cohort 2 Flyer

 
 

2022 Education Facts Brochure

2022 Ed Facts Brochure

 

OPI's Education Navigator

A support document for our Montana policymakers and leaders