State Education Agency Information
Montana Office of Public Instruction
Helena, Montana 59620-2501
State NIMAS/NIMAC Coordinator
Steve Gettel, Superintendent
3911 Central Avenue
Great Falls, MT 59405
AIM and NIMAS Web Site Resources at State Education Agency
Montana DOE web site links to OSEP resources from the Special Education, Federal and State Laws and Rules sub-section of its web site:
Instructional Materials Acquisition (adoption or open territory)
State statute regarding textbook acquisition is posted to Montana's OPI web site as follows:
"20-7-602. Textbook selection and adoption.
(1) Textbooks must be selected by the district superintendent or by the school principal if there is no district superintendent. The selections are subject to the approval of the trustees. In districts not employing a district superintendent or principal, the trustees shall select and adopt the textbooks on the basis of recommendations of the county superintendent.
(2) In selecting textbooks, the district shall ensure that the materials are made available to each blind or visually impaired child in a timely manner in accordance with the requirements of the Individuals."
SEA Policies and Practices
NIMAC Authorized User(s)
Selected Accessible Media Producers (AMPs)
State Definition of Timely Manner for the Delivery of AIM to Students
See acquisition of instructional materials section above.
AIM-Related State Laws and Regulations
State statues information is available at the Montana State Plan document posted to the following URL (PDF): http://www.opi.mt.gov/pdf/SpecED/07MayMTStatePlan.pdf.