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May 2022


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Deadline to apply for isolation status  
Sunday, May 1, 2022 - All Day

By May 1, trustees apply to County Superintendent for school isolation status when ANB will be less than 10 for elementary or less than 25 for high school for the second consecutive year


County election administrator delivers certified copy of the lists of registered electors to the school election administrator  
Monday, May 2, 2022 - All Day

Before the day of election, the county election administrator shall deliver a certified copy of the lists of registered electors for each voting location to the district.  The district shall deliver the lists to the election judges prior to the opening of a voting location.


Deadline for absentee ballot requests  
Monday, May 2, 2022 - All Day

Deadline for absentee ballot requests. Voters who wish to vote absentee may request an absentee ballot in writing or in person until noon the day before the election


Late registration is closed at noon  
Monday, May 2, 2022 - All Day

 Late registration is closed at noon the day before the election. Electors must late register at the office of the county election administrator by noon and return their certificate of late registration to the election administrator (the school district clerk if the school district is running the election) by 8:00 pm on election day.


ELECTION DAY  
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - All Day

ELECTION DAY. The election administrator must prepare the polling places, printed ballots, ensure election judges are present, and conduct a fair and unbiased election. Notify election judges of the names of write-in candidates


Deadline for convening the School Recount Board 5/9-6/6  
Monday, May 9, 2022 - All Day

Deadline for convening the School Recount Board. When a tie vote has been certified to the election administrator or conditions have been met for filing a recount petition, the board shall convene at its usual meeting place to perform a recount. The recount must be completed within 5 days of receipt of official canvass or recount petition.


Deadline for filing a petition for recount 5/9-6/1  
Monday, May 9, 2022 - All Day

Deadline for filing a petition for recount. When a question submitted to a vote of the people is decided by a margin not exceeding ¼ of 1% of the total votes cast for and against the question, a petition for recount must be filed within 5 days after the official canvass.


First date that provisional ballots may be counted  
Monday, May 9, 2022 - All Day

Following the election, unresolved provisional ballots are sealed. These ballots may not be opened until after 3pm on the 6th day after election.  At that time election judges convene, and a determination is made as to whether the ballots are counted.  If there are provisional ballots in a school election, the canvass may not occur until after all provisional ballots are resolved.


File monthly claims for NSLP or SSO reimbursement  
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - All Day

Monthly lunch, breakfast and snack counts are due the 10th of each month.  Counts are submitted in the Montana Agreement and Payments System (MAPS) for National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or Seamless Summer Option (SSO) reimbursement.

See OPI’s Back to School Page for more information on SSO and important updates.


OPI pays grant cash requests  
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - All Day

OPI pays grant cash requests submitted by the 25th of the previous month.


The first date that provisional ballots may be counted.  
Thursday, May 19, 2022 - All Day

The first date that provisional ballots may be counted. Following the election, unresolved provisional ballots are sealed. These ballots may not be opened until after 3pm on the 6th day after election. The election judges convene, and a determination is made as to whether the ballots are counted. If there are provisional ballots in a school election, the canvass may not occur until after all provisional ballots are resolved.


Second semester transportation claims due  
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - All Day

Submit second semester transportation claims online to the Superintendent of Public Instruction and transmit one copy of each claim to the County Superintendent of Schools.

  • TR-5 Claim for State Reimbursement for Individual and Isolated Transportation
  • TR-6 Claim for Reimbursement for School Bus Transportation


Grant cash request due to OPI  
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - All Day

Grant cash requests made by this date will be paid on June 10


OPI makes K-12 BASE aid payments  
Thursday, May 26, 2022 - All Day

Deadline for trustees to hold organizational meeting to elect chair and appoint clerk  
Friday, May 27, 2022 - All Day

The trustees of each district shall annually organize as a governing board of the district after the regular school election day and after the issuance of the election certificates to the newly elected trustees, but not later than 15 days after the election.


Deadline for trustees: canvass the votes, issue certificates of election, and publish results  
Friday, May 27, 2022 - All Day

Following receipt of the tally sheets from all polls and within 15 days after the election, the trustees review the tally sheets compiled by the election judges to ascertain their accuracy.  Recounts are ordered, if necessary.  If the tally is complete and accurate, trustees issue certificates of election to successful candidates.  The canvassed results shall be published immediately in a newspaper that will give notice to the largest number of people in the district.



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