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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: BPE Consideration of Recommended Changes (cont.)
  • March 9-10: 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 and Practices Advisory Council Meeting

January 27, 2023 | 9:00AM

Location: University of Montana, College of Education, Room ED 334, Missoula, MT

Livestream: Youtube - Live Stream

agenda

agenda packet

 

 Board of Public Education Meeting

March 9-10, 2023 | 8:30AM

Location: Montana School Boards Association, 863 Great Northern Blvd, Helena, MT

Livestream: Youtube - Live Stream

 

agenda

agenda packet

Specific Questions
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