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Superintendent Arntzen Welcomes Montana Legislators Back to Helena;  OPI Hosting Informational Sessions on Student Safety, CTE, and Assessment
HELENA—Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen welcomed Montana Legislators back to Helena on Monday as they begin their Legislative Week. Legislators will be gathering in Helena for interim committee meetings, training, and to discuss the possibility of moving to annual...

Opinion Letter from Superintendent Elsie Arntzen and Senator Cary Smith

School Safety Professional Development Grants Now Available
HELENA—State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen announced this week that applications are now available for school districts to apply for school safety professional development grants. House Bill 601 was passed by the 2019 Legislature at the request of the Office of Public Instruction to better...
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...
HELENA— The Montana Senate concurred with House amendments to Senate Bill 132 today, sending the bill to the Governor. SB 132, the Student Safety Accountability Act, is sponsored by Senator Keith Regier of Kalispell. It recognizes that educators are in a position of trust and authority...
2019 State of Education Address

Below is the transcript of the 2019 State of Education Address delivered by State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen

The OPI’s Biennial Indian Education for All Rotunda Day This Friday
HELENA—The Office of Public Instruction is hosting its biennial Indian Education for All (IEFA) Rotunda Day this Friday, January 18th, in the Montana Capitol. The purpose of the event is to highlight Montana’s constitutional and statutory recognition of our state’s American...
Superintendent Arntzen Announces Legislative School Safety Summit
HELENA—State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen announced Friday that the Office of Public Instruction will be hosting a school safety summit on the opening day of the 2019 Legislative Session. The event will be in the Capitol Building and will feature a panel of district administrators and law...

The leadership of the Montana Legislature meets in Bozeman Dec. 13 to solicit  ideas for improving the people's branch of government. The meeting convenes at 10:30 a.m. in the Plant Biosciences Building, Room 108, on the MSU campus.