The deadline for the OPI to submit the Montana Child Count report has been extended to April 1, 2017; therefore, the deadline for districts to submit their information to the OPI  is extended to November 30, 2016.

The following information must be in AIM for students to appear on Child Count:
•           a completed, locked IEP that is active on Child Count day;
•           a completed, locked Evaluation Report with an age-appropriate disability;
•           an age-appropriate Setting of Service; and
•           an enrollment on or prior to the Child Count date.

The Child Count Help Manual (found under Help at the top of the application) contains more detailed information about verifying your Child Count list.

The link to the application is: https://apps.opi.mt.gov/SPEDApplicationsPortal/frmLogin.aspx. A user name is generally the first letter of the first name and the entire last name. 

For additional information or questions, please contact:

Jan Duiker
Special Education Division
444.7432
jduiker@mt.gov