(1) An appeal shall be taken by filing a notice of appeal with the state superintendent of public instruction. The date of filing shall be the date of actual delivery to the office of the state superintendent. A copy of such notice of appeal shall be served on the parties and the county superintendent. Failure of any party to take any step other than the timely filing of a notice of appeal does not affect the validity of the appeal but is grounds for such action as the state superintendent deems appropriate, which may include dismissal of the appeal.

History: 20-3-107, MCA; IMP, 20-3-107, MCA; NEW, 1982 MAR p. 1689, Eff. 9/17/82; AMD, 1983 MAR p. 850, Eff. 7/15/83; AMD, 1988 MAR p. 1251, Eff. 6/24/88; AMD, 1993 MAR p. 344, Eff. 3/12/93; AMD, 2005 MAR p. 2658, Eff. 12/23/05.