Superintendent of Schools
About the Department
The Stillwater County Superintendent of Schools provides administrative support, information, and organization for the schools and communities of Stillwater County.
The oﬃce must meet the requirements of federal, state, and local codes and policies while providing quality service to the children, families, schools, and taxpayers of Stillwater County.
The County Superintendent performs administrative, ﬁnancial, legal, record-keeping, and transportation-supervisory services for all schools in the County. The oﬃce assists school boards, educators, students, and parents, along with taxpayers in general to understand and implement federal, state, and local laws applicable to education. The Superintendent is a liaison between the state and local governmental units. In addition, home schools register with the oﬃce.
The oﬃce oversees the budget preparation process for schools and meetings of The Oﬃce of Public Instructions deadlines for schools, as well as the Council of Commissioners, in order to include yearly mill values on the tax notices. County transportation and retirement are disbursed yearly through this oﬃce.
Oﬃcial acts are kept on record (e.g. school census information, school district organization classiﬁcation, district boundary adjustments). Records for preservation meet state requirements and include attendance, enrollment, annual data collection, transportation contracts, trustee election data, ﬁnal budgets, trustee annual reports, school audits, and home school notﬁcations.
- New teachers in Stillwater County, do we need to register or renew our teaching certificates with the County Superintendent of Schools?
Yes, please contact our office.
- Do I need to notify the County Superintendent of Schools of my intent to home school?
Yes, please contact our office or notify The County Superintendent of Schools by completing the Home School Notification Form online.
Mark RanstromSuperintendent of SchoolsPhone: 406-322-8057
Superintendent of SchoolsPhysical Address
Stillwater County Courthouse
2nd Floor 400 E 3rd Avenue N
Columbus, MT 59019
Stillwater County Courthouse 2nd Floor 400 E 3rd Avenue N Columbus MT 59019
PO Box 1139
Columbus, MT 59019