State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen Delivers State of Education Address

HELENA, Mont. – State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen today delivered the 2021 State of Education Address, entitled “Montana Education Solutions,” where she offered an optimistic outlook for Montana’s students and families’ future.

Despite the challenges created by COVID-19, Superintendent Arntzen focused on the Office of Public Instruction’s innovation and flexibility in finding ways to continue serving Montana students.

In her remarks, Superintendent Arntzen highlighted the continued success of four key initiatives being led by the OPI, which are putting our Montana’s students and their families first: Montana Teach, Montana Hope, Montana Learn, and Montana Ready.

After the address, MTGOP Chairman Don “K” Kaltschmidt released the following statement:

“As we embark on the Montana Comeback Plan, Superintendent Arntzen’s Montana Ready initiative will be playing a key role in creating more opportunity for students to help bring the American dream into greater reach for the next generation of Montanans,” said MTGOP Chairman Don “K” Kaltschmidt. “It’s clear that Superintendent Arntzen’s commitment to supporting Montana’s special needs and at-risk students, providing military families the service that they deserve, and prioritizing the importance of civics education will ensure a stronger, brighter Montana future for decades to come.”