Montana Suicide Prevention and Response Negotiated Rulemaking Committee

Nomination- Application

Montana Administrative Rules (MAR) Notice:

The Office of Public Instruction (OPI) is seeking nominations/applications for participants to amend ARM 10.55.701 requiring a policy on suicide prevention programs in schools and to consult on the preparation of an economic impact statement.  Applications for membership on the committee are due to Linda Vrooman Peterson by completing the online survey, or sending in the survey information by email to or by postal mail, PO Box 202501, Helena, Montana 59620, postmarked no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, October 30, 2017.

The OPI seeks individuals likely to be significantly affected by the proposed rule amendment, including individuals from the following groups:

  • K-12 teachers and counselors
  • K-12 school administrators
  • parents
  • school business officials
  • school district trustees
  • taxpayers

Members of the committee will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • cultural diversity
  • geographic distribution
  • district and school size
  • grade level(s), as applicable
  • suicide prevention experience

Selected applicants of the negotiated rulemaking committee will be notified by email on November 1, 2017.  The committee will convene the first meeting November 6, 2017. Teleconference and email correspondence will be used as much as possible.

Please click here to complete the Nomination- Application Survey:

Complete the online survey or submit completed application to Linda Vrooman Peterson, Accreditation and Educator Preparation Division Administrator, Montana Office of Public Instruction,, PO Box 202501, Helena, Montana 59601, postmarked no later than 5 p.m., Monday, October 30, 2017.