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Office of Public Instruction Seeking Applicants for Negotiated Rulemaking Regarding Updates to Montana’s Content Standards for Education

Office of Public Instruction Seeking Applicants for Negotiated Rulemaking Regarding Updates to Montana’s Content Standards for Education

Tuesday, October 8, 2019/Categories: Office of Public Instruction/Tags: Montana Office of Public Instruction , negotiated rulemaking , Montana OPI , montana content standards

Office of Public Instruction Seeking Applicants for Negotiated Rulemaking Regarding Updates to Montana’s Content Standards for Education

October 8, 2019 

HELENA—The Office of Public Instruction is seeking applicants for three negotiated rulemaking committees related to K-12 content standards revision. Applications from interested parties are needed to serve on one of three committees:  Career and Technical/Vocational Education, Social Studies, and Computer Science/Library Media/Technology.  The OPI will seek individuals likely to be significantly affected by the proposed rule amendment, including individuals from the following groups: 

  • school district trustees
  • K-12 school administrators
  • K-12 teachers
  • Post-secondary education faculty
  • school business officials
  • parents
  • students
  • taxpayers

Members of the committee will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • cultural diversity
  • geographic diversity
  • related content experience
  • district and school size
  • grade levels served

To apply to serve on a negotiated rulemaking committee, please fill out this form.  Nominations and application can be made through the same form and must be received no later than the close of business on October 31, 2019.

Montana is a local control state where classroom curriculum is developed by local districts and approved by local school boards. However, the state content standards, adopted by the Board of Public Education (BPE), serve to guide curriculum development at a broad level.  The Superintendent recommends revisions of the K-12 content standards to the BPE through the negotiated rulemaking process.

Additional information can be found on the OPI’s website or contact Colet Bartow, Director of Content Standards and Instruction, cbartow@mt.gov or 406-444-3583.

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