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The Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) is honoring school nutrition specialists on “School Lunch Hero Day” next Friday, May 1 and encourages Montana students, parents, and educators to as well!

Thursday, April 23, 2020/Categories: Office of Public Instruction/Tags:
Dear Education Stakeholder: The Office of Public Instruction (OPI) is reaching out to all interested stakeholders to solicit public comment on the implications of waivers granted due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The federal government has granted OPI’s requested waiver...
Montana School Safety Advisory Committee Issues Guidance on Safely Preparing and Delivering School Nutrition and Educational Materials
HELENA— The Montana School Safety Advisory Committee issued guidance last week to local schools for safely preparing and delivering school meals and educational materials to students in their community during the COVID-19 outbreak.
For background, we have received dozens of reach-outs from school leaders asking for our opinions or guidance on how the remainder of the school year will proceed in light of the COIVD-19 outbreak. If the Governor’s “Stay At Home” and “School Closure” orders are not...
Friday, April 10, 2020/Categories: Office of Public Instruction/Tags:
Superintendent Arntzen Submits CARES Act Funding and School Year-End Flexibility Requests to the Governor’s Office

HELENA— Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen has submitted two requests to the Governor’s office to address funding from the federal CARES Act as well as to request flexibility for local schools as they prepare for the end of the school year.

OPI Secures 11 School Nutrition Waivers from USDA; Provides New Guidance on Delivering and Preparing School Meals and Educational Materials
HELENA— The Montana Office of Public Instruction has secured eleven waivers for Montana's local school nutrition programs from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The most recent waiver enables Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsors to operate open sites in areas approved by the...
Tips from Teachers: Remote Learning

Opinion Article on Remote Learning from Montana's Teachers of the Year

OPI Releases CARES Act Funding Estimates for Montana Schools
HELENA— The Montana Office of Public Instruction released preliminary estimates for how much funding Montana’s K-12 public schools will receive from the federal CARES Act stimulus bill that was passed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
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