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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 $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...
OPI Announces After School Program Grant Recipients

HELENA—The Montana Office of Public Instruction announced 16 recipients of federal 21st Century Community Learning Center grants today. These grants fund after school and summer programs.

Montana Receives 5-year, $3.4 Million Grant to Continue Operating Troops to Teachers Programs
HELENA—The Montana Office of Public Instruction is honored to receive $3.4 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to operate Troops to Teachers programs in ten states. The regional office is led by Montana State University, where much of the funding is subgranted.
Preparing Students to be Montana Ready

Superintendent Arntzen's 2018 graduation and end of the school year message

Superior Schools Receive U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Award
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that the Superior School District is a recipient of the 2018 Green Ribbon Awards. The Office of Public Instruction chose the Superior School District to be Montana’s nominee in the Green Ribbon program after they submitted a strong...
Superintendent Arntzen Announces New OPI Staff Appointments
HELENA—State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen announced two senior level staff appointments at the Office of Public Instruction today. Starting in June, Jule Walker will begin serving as Montana’s Deputy State Superintendent for Operations. Susie Hedalen is being promoted to...