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2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Shows Fewer Students Engaged in Risky Behaviors Related to Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Use, Driving, and Sex; Increases in Vaping, Obesity, Depression, and Suicide
HELENA—The results of the 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey are now available from the Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI). 95% of Montana middle schools participated and 94% of high schools participated. The biennial survey assists educators and health professionals in determining...
The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) and Montana Office of Public Instruction are pleased to announce that Montana high school juniors and seniors are eligible for a $10,000 college scholarship and all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C to tour our nation’s Capital and visit...
The Office of Public Instruction School Nutrition Program 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 students...
U.S. Department of Education Approves Amendment to Montana’s State Education Plan

HELENA—On July 3rd, the Montana Office of Public Instruction received notice that the U.S. Department of Education has approved Montana’s amendment to our state plan under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

HELENA—The Montana Office of Public Instruction announced 11 recipients of federal 21st Century Community Learning Center grants today. The grants fund after school and summer programs. The OPI received 31 applications and awarded over $2.1 million to the 11 successful applicants this...
The Montana Office of Public Instruction has applied for a 5-year, $50 million literacy grant through the U.S. Department of Education’s Comprehensive Literacy State Development Program. If Montana’s application is successful, the grant will provide schools with additional resources...
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State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen's End of the School Year Message

OPI’s Legislative Priorities for Education Advanced this Session
HELENA— With House Bill 601 being signed into law today, the Office of Public Instruction’s policy and budget priorities for education in Montana have been advanced this legislative session.
HELENA—Senate Bill 132, the Student Safety Accountability Act, was signed into law today after receiving unanimous support from the Montana Senate and passing the Montana House 98-1. The Office of Public Instruction was an earlier proponent of Senate Bill 132, which criminalizes sexual...
Montana’s New School, District, and State Report Cards Now Available
HELENA— The Montana Office of Public Instruction announced today that report cards for Montana schools, districts, and the state are now publicly available. The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires state, district, and school-level data to be displayed on report cards in a...
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