Importance Notices

TEAMS Data Entry Deadline

The deadline for TEAMS submissions is 5 p.m., Tuesday, November 1, 2016. The Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction and OPITEAMS staff thank those districts for due diligence in getting this task accomplished.


For those districts without any screen validations (no incomplete screens), we recommend the Authorized Representative (AR) submit the report immediately.


For technical assistance with TEAMS, contact


During the OPI review process, all schools with deviations on the Preliminary Accreditation Report will be contacted and allowed an opportunity to make necessary updates in TEAMS.


Continuous School Improvement Plan Deadline

The Continuous School Improvement Plan (CSIP) and Title I Planning applications are open for the 2016–2017 school year. Plans are to be completed by October 31, 2016, when the applications will be closed.


For assistance with the CSIP, contact Patty Muir, 406-444-4317, or


For assistance with Title I Planning, contact Jack O’Connor, 406- 444-3083.


For more information, contact Heather Denny, 406-444-2036.



December 1, 2016, is the date by which all licensed educators and professional staff must have registered his or her license with the Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI). If not registered by this date, educators are considered not licensed for accreditation purposes.


Review Preliminary Quality Educator Payment Report


The Preliminary Quality Educator Report is in the TEAMS database under the Reports tab. It is important to review this report and make any corrections in the 2016-2017 TOE prior to December 31, 2016. On January 2, 2017, the OPI will take a snapshot of the FTE data to calculate the Quality Educator Payment. After December 31, 2016, the data is subject to OPI reviews, and only approved changes will be done by the OPI, which may result in adjustments that will not be reflected on the Preliminary Budget Data Sheets.


Prior to December 31, 2016, if any changes need to be made to the 2016-2017 TOE but that screen is locked for the District Authorized Representative or the District Human Resource, contact and the screen will be opened for manual edits.