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BILLINGS- Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen is hosting a safe and drug-free schools roundtable tomorrow in Billings with local and federal law enforcement officials.

HELENA— The Office of Public Instruction (OPI) has received a $100,000 grant from the Montana Healthcare Foundation to support the Foundation’s new initiative that will create school-based health centers in communities with high needs.

Superintendent Arntzen's Back to School Message: Montana Families and Educators Kick Off the New School Year with Optimism

POLARIS, MT—Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen joined Polaris students and educators Thursday morning to congratulate Kristi Borge on being named Montana’s 2021 Teacher of the Year.

HELENA— Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen is joining the Billings American Legion Post 117 for their annual Patriot Day ceremony on the Yellowstone County Courthouse lawn beginning at noon on Friday, September 11th. Following the annual ceremony at around 12:15pm,...
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—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.

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...