BEFORE THE BOARD OF PUBLIC EDUCATION
OF THE STATE OF MONTANA
TO: All Concerned Persons
1. On September 22, 2011, the Board of Public Education published MAR Notice No. 10-53-256 pertaining to the public hearing on the proposed adoption and repeal of the above-stated rules at page 1868 of the 2011 Montana Administrative Register, Issue Number 18.
2. The board has adopted the above-stated rules as proposed:
New Rule I ARM 10.53.401
New Rule II ARM 10.53.402
New Rule III ARM 10.53.403
New Rule IV ARM 10.53.404
New Rule V ARM 10.53.405
New Rule VI ARM 10.53.406
New Rule VII ARM 10.53.407
New Rule VIII ARM 10.53.408
New Rule IX ARM 10.53.409
New Rule X ARM 10.53.410
New Rule XI ARM 10.53.411
New Rule XII ARM 10.53.412
New Rule XIII ARM 10.53.413
New Rule XIV ARM 10.53.101
New Rule XV ARM 10.53.102
New Rule XVI ARM 10.53.103
New Rule XVII ARM 10.53.104
3. The board has repealed the above-stated rules as proposed.
4. The board has thoroughly considered the comments and testimony received. A summary of the comments received and the board's responses are as follows:
COMMENT #1: Mr. Robert Bayuk, representing the Montana Indian Education Association (MIEA), read and presented a letter thanking the board for its support, and the inclusion of Montana Indian Education for All into the content standards for English language arts and literacy. The letter also thanks the Office of Public Instruction for facilitating the process to ensure inclusion of Montana Indian Education for All into the English language arts and literacy standards.
RESPONSE: The board thanks Mr. Bayuk for his comments on behalf of Montana Indian Education for All and concurs.
The board recognizes the efforts of the Council of Chief State School Officers and National Governors Association for providing the foundational research and structure of the Common Core State Standards. In addition, the board recognizes the facilitation by the Office of Public Instruction to engage a broad review of the common core standards by Montana educators.
/s/ Peter Donovan /s/ Patty Myers
Peter Donovan Patty Myers, Chair
Rule Reviewer Board of Public Education
Certified to the Secretary of State November 14, 2011.