Upcoming Legislative Meetings and Events

 

Celebrating Parents as the First Teachers January 2, 2023   12:00 pm   Capitol Rotunda
Swearing in Ceremony January 2, 2023 1:00 pm  
Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Panel    January 2, 2023 2:00 pm   Capitol Room 303  
Indian Education For All   February 14, 2023   12:00 pm Capitol Rotunda
Celebrating Women’s History March 22, 2023 12:00 pm Capitol Rotunda
MT Ready Day April 12, 2023 12:00 pm Capitol Rotunda

 

Click to view the 2023 Session Calendar

 

Education Caucus

Capitol Room 335
7:00 - 8:00 a.m.

January 10, 24 
February 7, 21 
March 7, 21 
April 4, 18

Indian Caucus

Capitol Room 350
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

January 12, 19, 26 
February 2, 9, 16, 23 
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 
April 6, 13, 20

 


 

 

 

Montana State Capitol

 

Priority Legislation

1. A Promise is a Promise:
Base Aid requirements to fund Public Schools.

2. Teacher Dollars Working for Teachers:
Teacher Licensing fees supporting the teacher licensing system.

3. Updating Audiology Equipment:
One-time-only funding.

4. Student Mental Health:
Amending mental health tuition payments to allow tuition for any residential mental health.

 

 

Montana State Capitol

 

 

Further OPI Legislation

 

Family

  1. Immunity for use of a legal name
  2. Montana Interstate Children’s Compact Commission Permanent Position
  3. Identify violation of sexuality instruction statute as a gross neglect of duty
  4. Empower families through local grievance process
  5. Digital pre-K learning for kindergarten entrance

Teacher

  1. Consolidate licenses to three types: teacher, administrator, and specialist
  2. >Require current contact information for licensees and applicants, and allow service of process via mail
  3. Expand Teach Act
  4. Move to 8 years in teacher retirement with sunset
  5. Continue the Teacher Residency program

Flexibility

  1. State-tribal education compact
  2. OPI approval of textbook content
  3. Access to telework employees
  4. Apply open meeting laws to associations composed of public bodies
  5. Return Perkins financial control to OPI
  6. Expand choice for local schools
  7. Flexible teacher retirement and reemployment
  8. Career coaches

Elections

  1. Move school elections to the primary election date

 

 

Legislative Resources

 

 


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