According to a recent termination report from the Montana Office of Public Instruction, 180 employees have left OPI in the past five years — a turnover rate of nearly 90%. The Montana Free Press Reports 57 staff members left due to “personal reasons,” 45 employees left to pursue other career options, and 38 employees retired since January 2017. Two departures were attributed to employee deaths. Two former OPI employees cited Superintendent Elsie Arntzen’s management style as their primary reason for accelerating their retirement plans. Arntzen began her first term as superintendent in 2017.
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