Superintendent of Schools - FAQs
Q: How are we different than Missoula County Public Schools?
A: Missoula County Public Schools is a public school district. Our office is a county government office of an elected official.
Q: Who has authority over the school districts?
A: The Board of Trustees of each district sets policies. The Montana State Office of Public Instruction approves a school's accreditation status.
Q: How many school districts are in Missoula County?
A: 13. See our list of School Administrators.
Q: How many students are enrolled in Missoula County school districts?
A: 2013: 13,364. Enrollment
Q: Sunset School, in school year 2011-12, had only one child enrolled and the school stayed open. Why would a school stay open with only one student attending?
Sunset 51.47 $81.48
Potomac 130.04 $205.86 130.04/51.47=2.53 or 253%
Q: What records does the county superintendent maintain?
A: Refer to Recordkeeping.
Q: How can your child attend a different school district?
A: Call the district of choice and ask if they take out-of-district students. If the answer is "yes", there may be a tuition charge.
Q: What's the difference between school districts and attendance areas?
A: Attendance areas are boundaries located inside a large school district; e.g. MCPS, District 1
Q: How can I find out what school district my children will attend?
A: Call our office at 258-4860.
Search by Home Address using Attendance Locator: http://www.infofinderi.com/tfi/address.aspx?cid=MCPS4CVNG54XW
Search using County's Property Information System; http://www.co.missoula.mt.us/owner.
Q: Why doesn't the bus come to my house?
A: By law a school district is only obligated to transport students who live three or more miles from the school.
Q: What is the phone number for Adult Education?
A: (406) 549-8765.