What is PIR?
What isn't PIR?
When Does the PIR Year Start?
What Is the Difference Between OPI Renewal Credit and PIR Credit?
How do I do a special request?
I am an instructor. What are my obligations?
Frequently Asked Questions
Renewal Unit Certificates
How can I see what credits I have so far?
I'm from an outside district. How do I log in, etc?
PIR stands for Pupil-Instruction-Related. The Administrative Rules of Montana specify that a school that is in session for at least 180 pupil-instruction days may count for the year a maximum of seven PIR days with a minimum of three of the days for instructional and professional development meetings or other appropriate in-service training. These seven PIR days, in addition to the 180 pupil-instructed days, may be counted, provided that such additional days do not include any time counted for pupil instruction and are used for one or more of the following purposes:
(a) Staff orientation held prior to the beginning of pupil instruction for the purpose of organization of the school year.
Flexible offerings that qualify for PIR credit can be selected from the following:
The PIR year begins on the first day of summer vacation and runs until the last contracted duty day, usually sometime the first week in June. Pay will be docked, including benefits and retirement, if hours are not completed on time.