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HELENA- The Office of Public Instruction School Nutrition Programs is announcing all Montana educational organizations that participate in and offer free and reduced-price school meals or free milk.
Monday, August 31, 2020/Categories: Office of Public Instruction/Tags:
HELENA— Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen sent a letter yesterday to Montana’s county health officers encouraging them to allow parents or guardians to attend their children's school sporting events.
HELENA— Superintendent Arntzen’s licensure extension request for educators was unanimously approved by the Montana Board of Public Education (BPE) today. This extension gives educators an extra 30 days to submit their educator license applications and renewals due to COVID-19...
HELENA— Superintendent Arntzen’s July 14th, July 20th, July 23rd, and August 7th requests to the Governor for student transportation financial support and taxpayer relief in light of COVID-19 were approved today.

HELENA-- Four school food service programs from across Montana that excel in serving fresh, wholesome, from scratch meals were this year’s recipients of the 2020 Montana Cook Fresh Award.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020/Categories: Office of Public Instruction/Tags:

HELENA—The Montana Office of Public Instruction announced the 2018-2019 State Evaluation for the federally awarded 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) programs shows programs made positive impacts on students, schools, and communities.

The U.S. Department of Education announced on July 10th that the Montana Office of Public Instruction received federal approval to the Montana Consolidated Plan under Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA) to update English Learner proficiency and exit criteria to align with more rigorous academic...
Tuesday, July 14, 2020/Categories: Office of Public Instruction/Tags:
Superintendent Arntzen Announces Reopening Montana Schools Guidance
HELENA— Superintendent Arntzen announced Montana’s supportive guidance for reopening schools today. The Reopening Montana Schools Guidance is the result of recommendations from two diverse task forces that met last month to draft recommendations to the Office of Public Instruction in...

HELENA— The Office of Public Instruction (OPI) announced grant award recipients today under the Montana Comprehensive Literacy State Development Project (MCLSD).

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