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Division of Educational Opportunity and Equity is at your service.
Contact us via e-mail or call us in-state toll-free between 9:00am and 5:00pm MT at 1.888.231.9393, Local 406.444.3095, Fax: 406.444.3924

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  • BJ Granbery
    Division Administrator and Title I Director
    Ph: 406.444.4420
  • Marg Watson
    Title I School Support Specialist
    Ph: 406.444.3551
    Fax: 406.444.3924
  • Jack O'Connor
    Unit Director Title I School Support
    Ph: 406.444.3083
    e-mail: JO'
  • Lisa Griffin
    Title I School Support Coordinator
    Ph: 406.444.0686

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The vision of Title I School Support is to provide all Montana Title I schools the resources to improve teaching and learning for increased student achievement based on state and national standards.

Title I School Support Guidance documents

Intervention Summary for Title I Schools

Intervention Summary for Non-Title I Schools

Turning Around Chronically Low-Performing Schools


1. We believe that all students can learn at high levels.
2. We believe that all teachers can teach at high levels.
3. We believe that all schools can make Adequate Yearly Progress.


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1. We will provide a school improvement consultant or advisor to assist in action planning and implementation of evidence-based practices.
2. We will provide on-site professional development in the areas of curriculum, data analysis and teacher mentoring for schools based upon need and available funds.
3. We will ensure that all schools have access to technical assistance through the Montana Office of Public Instruction.
4. We will work with outside entities to assist schools in program improvement.