School Safety Professional Development Grant for Montana school districts: Montana's Legislature passed HB 601 to provide funds to school districts to support school safety professional development. The OPI will administer school safety grant funds, and schools will be able to apply for school safety grant funds for the 2020-2021 school year in the spring of 2020.
PAX Good Behavior Game: Announcing this FABULOUS opportunity for pre-K through 5th grade classrooms across our state! The Addictive and Mental Disorders Division (AMDD) of DPHHS has been awarded 2.1 million dollars to enhance and increase efforts to mitigate the effects of opiate abuse in Montana. AMDD has chosen to direct these funds to prevention efforts and is offering schools, school districts and community coalitions throughout the State the opportunity to apply for extensive training and support services to implement the PAX Good Behavior Game(GBG) in pre-K to 5 classrooms in both public and private school settings. The PAX GBG is an evidence-based practice that has been widely shown to prevent substance abuse (as well as suicide and other maladaptive behaviors). For further information please contact Pam Ponich-Hunthausen.
The resource guide from the Whitehouse on Combating the Opioid Crisis and Other Substance Misuse: Schools, Students, Families.
OPI Staff are here to help:
Tammy Lysons, SSAE Title IV-A Program Manager - 406.444.0829
Holly Mook, Coordinated School Health Unit Director - 406.444.0773
Tracy Moseman, Health Enhancement Safety Division Administrator - 406.444.3000