Approximately $13.5M in CARES and ARPA funding was appropriated this past legislative session to the OPI for the purposes of data systems modernization. As the OPI prepares and plans for this significant investment in and change to data systems, it’s important to us that the K-12 Data Task Force is involved.

We are anticipating quarterly meetings of the task force and expect to conduct numerous focus groups with specific audiences and stakeholders for at least the next year as we work together to gain cooperation and support. We expect the task force meetings to restart later this Summer with the Data Modernization Project as its main work and focus.

We need people to fill the following roles on the task force (click here to see district classifications):

  • three elected school board trustees consisting of one each from a class 1, class 2, and class 3 school district
  • three school administrators consisting of one each employed by a class 1, class 2, and class 3 school district
  • three teachers consisting of one each employed by a class 1, class 2, and class 3 school district
  • three technology staff consisting of one each employed by a class 1, class 2, and class 3 school district
  • six parents, consisting of one parent of an elementary (K-8) pupil currently enrolled in each of a class 1, class 2, and class 3 school district and one parent of a high school (9-12) pupil currently enrolled in each of a class 1, class 2, and class 3 school district
  • three school district clerks, consisting of one each employed by a class 1, class 2, and class 3 school district

 

Not interested or eligible in participating in the Task Force but still want to participate in the Data Modernization Project?  

No problem, just please complete the application below and select the "I am interested in participating in the Data Modernization Project but not as a formal member of the Task Force" category.  
 

The leadership members of the senate and house standing and joint committees on education will review applicants and appoint task force members. 

SCROLL DOWN TO COMPLETE AN APPLICATION.  APPLICATIONS ARE DUE 11:59PM MST ON SUNDAY, JULY 11th, 2021