BEFORE THE BOARD OF PUBLIC EDUCATION
OF THE STATE OF MONTANA
TO: All Concerned Persons
1. On May 24, 2019, the Board of Public Education published MAR Notice No. 10-57-287 pertaining to the public hearing on the proposed amendment of the above-stated rules at page 573 of the 2019 Montana Administrative Register, Issue Number 10.
2. The board has amended ARM 10.57.410, 10.57.411, and 10.57.424 as proposed.
3. The board has thoroughly considered the comments and testimony received. A summary of the comments received and the board's response is as follows:
COMMENT #1: Ms. Dianne Burke, Executive Director of the Montana Quality Education Coalition (MQEC), spoke in support of the proposed rule revisions. Ms. Burke stated that the MQEC believes the proposed changes will help with teacher recruitment and retention, noting that the changes will have a positive effect on recruitment while maintaining the strength of the rule.
RESPONSE #1: The Board of Public Education thanks Ms. Burke for her comments.
/s/ Pete Donovan /s/ Darlene Schottle
Pete Donovan Darlene Schottle
Rule Reviewer Chair
Board of Public Education
Certified to the Secretary of State July 16, 2019.