Superintendent Arntzen Advocating Optional Mask Mandates For Public Schools

Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen says school districts should develop policies that make wearing face masks optional, according to a Cowles Media report. The state’s public university system is no longer requiring masks to be worn on campuses, but universities are still being asked to consult with local health officials before changing policies. At…

Superintendent of Public Instruction Expresses Concern Over Teaching Critical Race Theory In Montana Schools

Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen has requested a state attorney general’s opinion on the legality of teaching certain lessons dealing with race that are prioritized in draft language for federal education grants. The U.S. Department of Education is in the middle of a public comment period for its rule on priorities for grants which…

Bill That Would Aid Special Education Students Nearing Signing

In 2019, the Montana Legislature passed Hanna’s Act which created a statewide missing persons specialist in the Montana Department of Justice to help local jurisdictions with timely searches for missing people. In Helena Wednesday, tribal leaders families victims’ advocates representatives of Montana’s U.S. senators, state legislators and Governor Greg Gianforte spoke about the gravity of…