From the Desk of the Superintendent

 

2021 Legislative Priorities 

  • BASE Aid plus inflation
  • Adding special education to BASE Aid plus inflation
  • Fund in-state residential treatment for at-risk students
  • Transfer the Broadband for Montana Schools program from the Department of Commerce to the Office of Public Instruction

Program 9 (funding to schools) comparison

Program 6 (state-level activities) comparison

 

The OPI is committed to hosting Education and Tribal Education Caucuses this session:

OPI Tribal Education Caucus:

  • 4:00pm every Thursday, Starting January 7th: Link to Join

OPI Education Caucus:

  • 7:00 am Every other Tuesday morning Room 335 at the Capitol Starting January 12th

 

Federal COVID-19 Waivers

  • Summer Food Service Program: extended through Summer 2021.
  • Report Card: still required for available data points
  • Assessment: ED has not made a decision on spring standardized assessments. The OPI is pursuing a waiver or determining how local interim data could be used instead
  • The OPI continues to advocate an extension of the CRF deadline while encouraging the Governor to allocate additional funds to education.

 

Montana Hope Initiative LogoMontana Teach Initiative LogoMontana Learn Initiative LogoMontana Ready Initiative Logo

 

 

 

Education News in Montana