Superintendents & Business Managers,


The Montana High School Association has informed the OPI about a billing scam that may be getting sent to schools.  They received an email from a Darrell Demerritt with an invoice attached requesting payment for “consultancy service”.  They even went as far as to send a W-9 form (in another person’s name) when requested. 


If you receive a similar suspicious invoice, please feel free to forward it to your local law enforcement and/or the Department of Justice.





Timothy W. Tharp, Ed.D.

Deputy State Superintendent

Montana Office of Public Instruction