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Bonner Teacher Named 2019 Montana Teacher of the Year
Bonner, MT—State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen joined Bonner School District students, teachers, and administrators this morning to announce that Dylan Huisken has been selected as the 2019 Montana Teacher of the Year. Mr. Huisken is a middle school social studies teacher in Bonner. He will...
Superintendent Arntzen Announces 2017-2018 State Assessment Results
HELENA— The Office of Public Instruction has released Montana’s 2017-2018 statewide assessment results which show little variation over last year. Montana’s statewide assessments are the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC) for grades 3 through 8 and the ACT for high school...
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. The U. S. Department of Agriculture reimburses organizations for healthy meals served to enrolled...
Superintendent Arntzen Announces New State Assessment Director, Assessment Updates
HELENA—After a rigorous selection process, State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen announced on Monday that Ashley McGrath has been hired as Montana’s new State Assessment Director. Ashley has been working at the Office of Public Instruction since 2012 as Montana’s National...
HELENA—State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen has selected 17 people to serve on the Student Assessment Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (Committee). The Committee will provide a recommendation to Superintendent Arntzen to amend ARM 10.56.101, pertaining to the policies and procedures for...
HELENA—As July ended, Career and Technical Education (CTE) entered a new era in the United States. On Wednesday, July 31st President Trump signed into law the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, the fifth iteration of the Carl D. Perkins Career and...
Superintendent Arntzen to Participate in President Trump’s Federal Commission on School Safety Hearing in Cheyenne, WY
HELENA—State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen has been invited by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in an upcoming listening session of President Trump’s Federal Commission on School Safety. The listening session will take place in Cheyenne, Wyoming and will feature...
Superintendent Arntzen Announces $1.1 Million in Restored Education Funding
HELENA—State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen announced that K-12 education in Montana will have $1.1 million in funding restored after more positive state budget outlooks were announced last week. Today, the Office of Public Instruction sent the Governor’s Budget Office plans for...
OPI Announces “Montana Proud” American Indian Poster Series
HELENA—State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen announced on Thursday that the Office of Public Instruction’s Indian Education Division is doing a second round of “Montana Proud” American Indian poster series. The posters showcase young Montana American Indians and tell their...
Superintendent Arntzen Announces Emergency Response Plans  Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Members
HELENA—State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen has selected 16 people to serve on the All Hazard Emergency and Response Plans negotiated rulemaking committee (Committee), in addition to five OPI staff members and one BPE staff member. The Committee will provide Superintendent Arntzen with a...
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