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The Negotiated Rulemaking Committee for Suicide Prevention and Response met on December 20, 2017 and reached consensus on language for proposed changes to the accreditation standards to incorporate the new legislative requirement. In addition to using a negotiated rulemaking committee to develop those recommended changes, the OPI is also required to develop an Economic Impact Statement (per § 2-4-405, MCA) relating to any new proposed accreditation standards.

The OPI now needs your help in developing the Economic Impact Statement for the proposed new rule/amendment to the accreditation standards. To complete the survey, you will need to review the language for the proposed new rule/amendment. (Click to view). Additionally, references are available here for your information. The survey, which was developed in consultation with the Committee, asks questions about the available resources, personnel, and professional development that your district may need for local school district implementation of a new policy, procedure, or plan for suicide prevention and response. Click here to begin the survey.

Please respond by 5 P.M. on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

THANK YOU for time and effort to complete this survey. If you have questions about the proposed amendment, please contact Linda Vrooman Peterson at, or 406-444-5726.