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The position of the County Superintendent of Schools is elected by the public for a four-year term. The officeholder is required to be a certified teacher with at least three years of teaching experience.
The County Superintendent has general supervision of the public schools of the County. This supervision includes financial concerns, transportation, tuition, centralized clerical and administrative functions prescribed by law. The Superintendent also provides general supervision of the home schools throughout the County.
The Superintendent has direct supervision over the three Class III schools in the County, assisting the trustees with budgeting and finance; recruitment; placement and supervision of teachers; curriculum development; teacher in-service training and other school matters. The Class III schools are: Sunset, Swan Valley, and Woodman Elementary Schools.
The County Superintendent is the prime fiscal agent for the Missoula Area Education Cooperative. The office provides a framework for other such cooperative ventures within the County.
The office contracts with Mineral County to provide some of the services required by law.
In general, this office functions as the central source for information on education as well as a clearinghouse and distribution center of this information for all County residents.