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Montana Traffic Education News - May-June 2018

TRAFFIC EDUCATION YEAR-END REPORTS ARE DUE BEFORE JULY 10!

signal_light.pngDid your district operate a Traffic Education program this school year with courses ending between July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018?  To ensure you receive the annual traffic education reimbursment payment, submit your TE06 Year-End Report BEFORE JULY 10, 2018! Check the number of eligible students recorded for your district by logging into TEDRS, then click on Reports/Student Counts. This number is entered on the report at Item H: Total Students. Submit your 2018 TE06 Year-End Report online via TEDRS or download the pdf form to mail or fax to the OPI. Estimated 2018 per-student reimbursement is $90-$100 from a percentage of driver license fees.

SUMMER-ONLY TRAFFIC EDUCATION PROGRAMS -- SUBMIT YOUR TE01 DISTRICT APPLICATION!

tedrs-logo.pngWondering if your program is approved for 2018 or 2019?  Visit theTraffic Education Programs page to search for your TE program by district. If your upcoming program dates are not shown, you need to submit a TE01 right away. School districts offering traffic education must submit an annual TE01 District Application prior to the start of classes (including the mandatory parent meeting). As soon as you have program dates scheduled and instructors hired, submit the application for OPI-approval. 

MONTANA DRIVE SUMMER WORKSHOPS - Register now!

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Attend a Montana DRIVE One-Day Summer Workshop in Lewistown!  The season starts June 4 and ends August 9. Workshops are filling up! Teachers can earn up to 9 renewal units or one college credit through MSU-Northern. Please share with your school bus drivers, too. Workshops cost $330 and are open to all drivers. Visit http://montanadrive.mt.gov to learn more. All the teen workshops are full and we are maintaining a waiting list in the event of cancellations. Thank you, traffic educators, for promoting the Montana DRIVE Teen Workshop to your students, so they can gain valuable behind-the-wheel experience in a safe environment.

RECAP - MONTANA TRAFFIC EDUCATION CONFERENCE - APRIL 22-24, 2018 - BOZEMAN

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Thanks to all who attended the annual Montana Traffic Education Conference, hosted by the Montana Traffic Education Association and the Office of Public Instruction. We are pleased to announce the 2018 Traffic Education Teacher of the Year is Susan Carney. Sue teaches traffic education in Arlee, has served on the MTEA board for many years, teaches new traffic educators enrolled at MSU-Northern, and also teaches Montana DRIVE Workshops. The 2018 Traffic Education Contributor of the Year is the Community Foundation of Northern Rosebud County in Forsyth. Conference presentations and session handouts have been posted at http://mteaonline.orgPlan ahead to attend the 2019 Montana Traffic Education Conference in Butte!


Contact the Traffic Education Office at 406.444.4432 or email Fran Penner-Ray, Traffic Education Director, or Patti Borneman, Traffic Education Program Specialist. Visit the new and improved Driver Education web pages at the OPI website: http://opi.mt.gov/DriverEd