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National Blue Ribbon School Honors for Three Montana Schools
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today recognized three Montana schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2019. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
Superintendent Arntzen's Back to School Message

Montana Takes a Comprehensive Approach to School Safety

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...
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...
HELENA- The Montana Office of Public Instruction has received a two-year grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to be able to provide "Teacher Leaders in the Arts" programming. This is the fourth year that Montana has received this grant and the first time that the OPI's...
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...
Communities across Montana plan to operate USDA’s Summer Food Service Program and serve free meals to kids. To find a location near you: Text Summer Meals to 97779 Visit
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...
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...