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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.

U.S. Department of Education Will Process Statewide Waiver Requests for Standardized Tests, Montana Submits Request
HELENA— U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today that the U.S. Department of Education will process statewide waiver requests for standardized tests. Superintendent Arntzen submitted an assessment waiver request to the Montana Board of Public Education and the U.S....
Superintendent Arntzen Submits Comprehensive State and Federal Waiver Requests for Local Schools
HELENA— The Montana Office of Public Instruction has submitted state and federal waiver requests to ensure that local schools continue to receive funding, do not have to make up lost hours due to school closures, continue to have nutrition resources for students, and do not have to...

THIS RELEASE WAS PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED, PUBLIC NOTICE IS REQUIRED BUT WE ASK THAT DUE TO COVID-19 AND SCHOOL CLOSURES, PLEASE RESPECT SCHOOL LEADERS AT THIS TIME AS THEY ARE RESPONDING TO MORE URGENT TOPICS.

Monday, March 16, 2020/Categories: Office of Public Instruction/Tags:
OPI Statement on School Closures

OPI Statement on School Closures

Sunday, March 15, 2020/Categories: Office of Public Instruction/Tags:
HELENA—The Office of Public Instruction hosted a conference call with Montana’s district superintendents this morning to provide updates and answer questions related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). The OPI and DPHHS sent guidance to schools on February 28th and again on March 12th...

HELENA—The Office of Public Instruction has received a 4-year, $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences to provide crucial updates to Montana’s statewide longitudinal data system.

Coronavirus Information and Resources for Schools from OPI and DPHHS

Montana Schools and Businesses Encourage Access to  Career and Technical Education

Opinion Editorial from Superintendent Elsie Arntzen and Montana Chamber Foundation Executive Director Todd O'Hair

2021 Montana Teacher of the Year Nominations and Applications Now Open
HELENA—The Office of Public Instruction announced today that nomination and application forms are available for the 2021 Montana Teacher of the Year Program.
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