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Plan released for reopening schools

News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock and Lt. Governor Mike Cooney released the governor’s plan for reopening safe and healthy schools for Montana to provide flexible guidance for public schools to prepare to offer in-person instruction in the fall. &...

Tar Wars school champions announced Tar Wars school champions announced

News from Youth Advocacy Coordinator Robert Mazurek  LAKE COUNTY — Tar Wars is a national tobacco-free education program from the American Academy of Family Physicians designed for fourth through sixth-grade students.  The program consists of a one-hour presentation that is given by v...

Montana grant recipients announced

News from OPI MONTANA — The Office of Public Instruction announced grant award recipients under the Montana Comprehensive Literacy State Development Project. Polson and Ronan school districts are receiving MCLSD funding. Last year, Montana received a five-year, $50 million federal Striving Read...

Governor announces $8.7M in emergency grants

News from the Office of Governor Steve Bullock MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced $8.7 million in federal grants will be distributed to education entities across the state to ramp up remote learning opportunities, technology infrastructure and workforce training opportunities. “Ou...

Local schools celebrate students accomplishment with banners Local schools celebrate students accomplishment with banners

Schools across Lake County are celebrating 2020 graduating students with banners displayed near their schools. The banners are a way to show support for students who had their final school year cut short and many activities canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In St. Ignatius, the banners are displayed on ...

Association collaborate to fill education-to-industry pipeline

News from the Montana Contractors Association HELENA — The Montana Contractors Association Education Foundation and the Montana Equipment Dealers Association have developed a joint action plan and strategy, “Build Montana,” to address the immediate and long-term workforce challenges of...

Superintendent Arntzen shares 2020 graduation message

News from OPI MONTANA — Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen congratulated Montana’s 2020 class of high school seniors, recognizing the significance of their accomplishments and the hurdles they have overcome to cross the finish line. “You have reached the pinnacle of ...

Arntzen forms 2 task forces to plan for school reopening

News from OPI MONTANA — Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen announced that she has formed two task forces to provide feedback and guidance on how to open the 2020-21 school year this fall in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. “Montana families and educators are looking forward...

U.S. Department of Education approves Montana’s ESSER application

MONTANA — The U.S. Department of Education approved the Montana Office of Public Instruction’s application for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funds under the federal CARES Act.  Montana will receive $41.3 million to support local school districts in responding to the COV...

Local control restored to Montana education

News from Elsie Arntzen, Montana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction   MONTANA – Local control is returning to our school districts. During these unprecedented times, as the state superintendent, I have made strong recommendations to the governor to honor local control and flexibility...


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