Superintendent of Schools
The 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 and a graphic report on school finance
- Record keeping of numerous official school records, including the history of the schools.
- Maintenance of homeschool records which requires any parent or legal guardian choosing to homeschool to notify their local County Superintendent of Schools annually and provide immunization and attendance records.
- Registration of teacher certificates which must occur within 60 days of employment per MCA 20-4-202.
- 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
- Assistance with school trustee elections in collaboration with the Elections Office and local school districts
- 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.
- Acts on district organization, alteration, abandonment, and boundary changes and is a member of the High School Boundary Commission
- Supervision of rural schools, with enrollment under 150 students and not under the supervision of a district superintendent or principal
- Upper West Shore Elementary at Dayton
- Valley View Elementary
- Salmon Prairie Elementary