Dear COP Member: 

The annual Committee of Practioners meeting will be held Monday, March 26, 2018, from 5:30 PM until 8:00 PM at the Radisson Colonial Inn in Helena, MT.  This is the night before the state Title I Conference.  Each member of the COP must respond to the OPI no later than March 19, 2018, of his or her intention to attend the meeting.  Please RSVP to Shawna Pieske at, or 406-444-5660.  Dinner and dessert will be served, but each member is responsible for his/her own lodging accommodations.  Dinner will be served with dessert.  If you have special dietary needs, please let us know as soon as possible.  Please see the menu items and an agenda below for your information.  If you have questions, please contact us.  Thanks, and we hope to see you there!

Vegetarian Choice:

Black Forest Wellington-(Plated) Vegetarian Choice
Roasted Butternut Squash, Wild Mushroom Ragout, Celery, Onion,
Fontina Cheeses wrapped in Puff Pastry and Baked,
Served with Wild Rice and Pine Nut Pilaf,
Vegetable and Herbed Sauce,
Fresh Salad and Dressing

 Dinner Choice:

Cheddar Chive Crusted Chicken (Plated)-
Coated in Light Panko Crumbs, Shaved Cheddar and Fresh Chives,
Browned and Served over Sauce Vin Blanc,
Choice of Vegetable
Choice of Starch,
Fresh Salad and Dressing
Rolls and Butter


Welcome and Introductions 

Dinner Served 

Statutory Requirements and Purpose of the C.O.P. 


  • ESSA- Susie Hedalen
  • Title I – Jack O’Connor
  • Title II, IV, and V (REAP and RLIS) Updates- Carrie Kouba

Input Items:

  • Foster Care (quick Overview)- Carrie Kouba
  • Homeless Program 
  • Change grant to 3-year cycle.
  • 10 sub grantees
  • Change match to 50% of grant allocation.

ack O'Connor
Title I Director
Federal Grants Unit Director
Private School Ombudsman
Montana Office of Public Instruction