Board of Public Education

 

Chapter 55 - Standards of Accreditation

Approved Timeline

  • September 14-15: Notice of Public Hearing
  • October 7: Public comment period begins
  • October 31: Public Hearing
  • November 4: Public comment period ends
  • November 17-18: BPE Consideration of Recommended Changes
  • December 7: Presentation to Education Interim Budget Committee per 20-7-101, MCA 
  • January 12-13: Notice of Adoption
  • July 2023: Effective date of rules

*Written public comment can be sent to bpe@mt.gov.

Chapter 58 - Professional Educator Preparation Program Standards 

Approved Timeline

  • July 14-15: Notice of Public Hearing
  • August 5: Public comment period begins
  • August 30: Public Hearing (*Note: the Board previously set August 23 as the public hearing date, but this did not meet the MAPA timeline.)
  • September 2: Public comment period ends
  • September 14-15: BPE Consideration of Recommended Changes
  • January 12-13: Notice of Adoption
  • July 2023: Effective date of rules

*Written public comment can be sent to bpe@mt.gov.

Public Comment Guidelines:

The Board of Public Education and Certification Standards and Practices Advisory Council meetings are open to the public electronically. For those wishing to give virtual public comment, please contact bpe@mt.gov to request the zoom link for the meeting. Members of the public who have joined may “raise their hand” at the appropriate time and participate after being recognized by the Board Chair. 

Professional Development Unit Guidelines:

The Board of Public Education is a Professional Development Unit Provider. If you attend a Board of Public Education meeting or a Certification Standards and Practices Advisory Council meeting you may be eligible for professional development units. 

Events Calendar:

Certification Standards & Practices Advisory Council Meeting l Joint Meeting w/Montana Council of Deans

October 6, 2022 - 9:00AM

Location: Montana State Capitol, Room 137, Helena

Livestream: Montana Legislature (sliq.net)

agenda

agenda packet

Board of Public Education Meeting

November 17-18, 2022

Location: TBD, Bozeman, MT

agenda

agenda packet

Specific Questions
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