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Making Sense of Dyslexia Laws


January 15, 2020

Until recently, Montana was one of several states with no dyslexia laws on the books. All that changed when Senate Bill 140 (SB 140), the Montana Dyslexia Screening and Intervention Act, was signed by Governor Steve Bullock on May 1, 2019 and passed into law during the 66th Regular Session of the Montana Legislature.

The Act, which requires screening and assistance for students with dyslexia. applies to school years beginning on or after July 1, 2019, the Act’s effective date. Furthermore, no later than September 15, 2020, the Office of Public Instruction (OPI) and the Board of Public...

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