Lake County, Montana

Superintendent of Schools
Superintendent of Schools

Duties of the County Superintendent of Schools as per MCA 20-3-205 include:
  • General supervision of public schools in the county in collaboration with Montana's Office of Public Instruction
  • Promotion of educational growth and improvement, including regular attendance at Superintendents' and Clerks' meetings
  • Chief County School Financial Officer, including budgeting assistance & a graphic report on school finance
  • Record keeping of numerous official school records, including the history of the schools, see: Lake County's Rural Schools tab at
  • Maintenance of homeschool records which requires any parent or legal guardian choosing to homeschool to notify their local County Superintendent of Schools anually and provide immunization and attendance records
  • Serving as the Court of Appeal for contested school controversy cases. Appeals must be filed within 30 days of a school board decision that meets the criteria of a contested case
  • Chairing the Lake County School Transportation Committee in June and October
  • General supervision of transportation - Districts provide transportation to children living 3 or more miles from the closest school or bus stop by providing bussing or reimbursement to the parent or legal guardian through an individual Transportation Contract (TR-4) due annually to the school clerk by June 1. *Transportation costs of children attending school outside their own district of residence are the responsibility of the parent; public funds may not be used
  • Supervision of rural schools: Upper West Shore Elementary at Dayton, Valley View Elementary, and Salmon Prairie Elementary - schools with enrollment less than 150 students and not under the supervision of a district superintendent or principal

School Superintendent
Carolyn Hall
Lake County Courthouse
106 4th Ave E Polson, MT 59860
(406) 883-7262

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