Montana State Legislature

2021-2022 Education Interim Committee

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The committee has finished its work for the interim. Information on the committee's work can be found using the tabs to the left. 

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Committee Staff:

Pad McCracken, Researcher
Laura Sankey Keip, Attorney
Bethany McDowell James, Secretary

The Education Interim Committee (EDIC) is a joint bipartisan committee of the legislature that meets between legislative sessions. The EDIC’s statutory duties include review of proposed administrative rules and draft legislation, as well as completing any studies assigned to it. The committee also monitors the operations of the Board of Public Education, the Office of Public Instruction, the Board of Regents of Higher Education, the Montana Historical Society, the Montana Arts Council, and the Montana State Library

Committee Members

September 13, 2022: Agenda- Minutes Log - Audio/ Video

September 12, 2022: Agenda - Minutes Log - Audio/ Video


June 14, 2022: Agenda- Minutes Log - Audio/ Video

June 6, 2022: Agenda- Minutes Log - Audio/ Video


May 19, 2022:  Agenda- Minutes Log-  Video

May 18, 2022: Agenda- Minutes Log -  Video


March 15, 2022: Agenda- Minutes Log - Audio/ Video

March 14, 2022: AgendaMinutes Log - Audio / Video


January 25, 2022: Agenda- Minutes Log - Audio/ Video

January 24, 2022: Agenda- Minutes Log - Audio/ Video


November 18, 2021: Agenda - Minutes Log - Video

September 13-14, 2021: Agenda - Minutes Log 1 - Day 1: Audio / Video  Minutes Log 2 -  Day 2: Joint meeting agendaAudio / Video

July 14, 2021: Agenda- Minutes Log - Audio / Video


Assigned Study

HJ 47 - Study Educational Programs for the Incarcerated

Committee Topics

In addition to its statutory duties, the committee will devote time over the course of the interim to:

Teacher Recruitment and Retention (including school employee health benefits)

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

School Innovation and School Choice

Transformational Learning and Advanced Opportunities

Kindergarten readiness – various topics (March 2022)

School districts operating schools outside district boundaries (staff memo; March 2022)

Lead testing and remediation in school water systems (June 2022)

Agency Oversight

Overview of Administrative Rule Review Process

Rule Review Memos