Measurement and Accountability

School Staffing Project

Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 9:48 am

The OPI School Staffing Project is completing its documentation of business processes for teacher preparation programs and educator licensure.  OPI is drafting a Request for Proposal (RFP) detailing the new information system requirements which focus on automating existing practices.  Revisions to the Annual Data Collection processes, including the reporting of personnel assignments in school districts and special education cooperatives will be addressed by an in-house development effort at OPI.

The Montana legislature has provided funding to collect salary and benefit information from school districts.   For the 2010-2011 school year, OPI is designing a pilot project with two Montana-based accounting vendors and 20 school districts to collect salary and benefit information about teachers, administrators, specialists, and paraprofessionals employed in public school districts.  The pilot project will determine how OPI will proceed with the collection of the salary and benefit data from school districts statewide.

A State Educator Identifier (SEID) will be a unique identifier assigned to each educator.  This ID will link teacher preparation and licensure, employment, personnel assignments and compensation, salary and benefits systems for a Montana educator.  This linkage will allow exchange of data among systems.

For more information, contact Sharon Krzemien, 406-444-1641