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Superintendent Arntzen Announces Task Forces for Opening the New School Year

HELENA— Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen announced today that she has formed two task forces to provide feedback and guidance on how to open the 2020-2021 school year this fall in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.

HELENA— Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen announced additional guidance to districts regarding Montana’s $41.3 million in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds from the federal CARES Act today. Superintendent Arntzen also announced...
Superintendent Arntzen Issues Teacher Appreciation Day Message to Montana Teachers

HELENA— Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen issued a thank you message to Montana teachers today in celebration of National Teacher Day and National Teach Appreciation Week.

U.S. Department of Education Approves Montana’s ESSER Application
HELENA— Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education approved the Montana Office of Public Instruction’s application for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds under the federal CARES Act. Montana will receive $41.3 million to support local school districts in...

The Montana School Safety Advisory Committee Issues School Re-Entry Guidance

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.
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...
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.

HELENA—The Office of Public Instruction and Montana University System announced today that Montana juniors will have the opportunity to take the ACT free of charge this coming fall semester of their senior year.

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