BEFORE THE BOARD OF PUBLIC EDUCATION
OF THE STATE OF MONTANA
In the matter of the adoption of New Rule I and the amendment of ARM 10.55.701 pertaining to suicide prevention in schools
NOTICE OF ADOPTION AND AMENDMENT
TO: All Concerned Persons
1. On May 25, 2018, the Board of Public Education (board) published MAR Notice No. 10-55-282 pertaining to the proposed adoption and amendment of the above-stated rules at page 1001 of the 2018 Montana Administrative Register, Issue Number 10.
2. The board has adopted New Rule I (10.55.720) as proposed.
3. The board has amended the above-stated rule 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. Dennis Parman, Executive Director, Montana Rural Education Association and member of MT PEC, spoke in support of the rule amendment and thanked Senator Edie McClafferty for her work regarding the rule amendment.
RESPONSE #1: The board thanks the commenter for his comments.
COMMENT #2: Senator Edie McClafferty, Butte, spoke in support of the rule amendment and stated that the amendment is what she envisioned with SB 381 in the 2015 Legislative Session.
RESPONSE #2: The board thanks Senator McClafferty for her comments.
COMMENT #3: Mr. Marco Ferro, MEA-MFT and member of MT PEC, spoke in support of the rule amendment and thanked Senator McClafferty for her work.
RESPONSE #3: The board thanks the commenter for his comments.
COMMENT #4: Dr. Kirk Miller, School Administrators of Montana and MT PEC member, thanked Senator McClafferty for her work on SB 381 and spoke in support of the rule amendment, noting that the phrase "policy, procedures, and plans" as stated in the rule amendment gives school districts flexibility.
RESPONSE #4: The board thanks the commenter for his comments.
/s/ Peter Donovan /s/ Sharon Carroll
Peter Donovan Sharon Carroll
Rule Reviewer Chair
Board of Public Education
Certified to the Secretary of State July 31, 2018.