SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE: I hope everyone's summer is going well. As of July 1, we have several certified openings and are concerned that we will not be able to fill them with "licensed" instructors; therefore, we are reaching out to individuals that can be hired through emergency authorization process outlined in the Administrative Rules of Montana: ARM 10.57.107 for the 2022-2023 School Year.
10.57.107 EMERGENCY AUTHORIZATION OF EMPLOYMENT(1) In accordance with 20-4-111, MCA, district administrators who have exhausted all possibilities for hiring a licensed teacher may request that the Superintendent of Public Instruction issue an emergency authorization of employment to the district to employ a person to teach.
The following requirements must be met to ensure consideration of the request:
(a) The request must originate with the school district.
(b) The position must have been advertised at least statewide far enough in advance to reasonably enable qualified applicants to submit applications and be interviewed.
(c) The individual for whom the emergency authorization is being sought shall not be currently endorsed in the area of requested authorization and shall:
(i) have previously held a teacher or specialist license;
Or (ii) provide acceptable evidence of academic qualifications or significant experience related to the area for which the emergency authorization of employment is being sought.
(2) An emergency authorization of employment is valid for one year.
(3) Experience as a classroom teacher when authorized pursuant to this rule qualifies as teaching experience as defined in ARM 10.57.102(14).
Here are the current certified openings we have:
1 FTE Business
1 FTE Family Consumer Science
0.4 FTE Physical Education
0.5 FTE Art
0.5 FTE Family Consumer Science
1 FTE Music
2 FTE Special Education
District Incentive and Salary
Sign on Stipend: $1,250.00
Good Faith Stipend: $1,250.00
Starting Salary: $40,037.00 (0 years experience) - $65,661.00 (MA 20 with 10 years experience).
If you know someone who has a bachelor's degree or significant experience related to any of these areas, please encourage them to contact the District Office at 406-748-4699 Ext 3401. Ask for Superintendent Bob Lewandowski.