Office of Superintendent of Schools
Superintendent: Kathryn Pfister
506 Main Street
Roundup, MT 59072
Musselshell County Montana Schools
For election purposes only, the Office Title is combined with the Treasurer. The Office itself remains a stand alone office with it’s own budget operated by a qualified Deputy to meet the needs of K-12 Education in Musselshell County.
Office Hours and other contact methods
- Part Time: Hours vary weekly to meet the needs of County Wide K-12 Education
- If you are unable to make contact: Leave a written message with the Treasurer’s Office or a phone mail message 406-323-1470
- Messages are responded to in the order they were received. Appointments may be scheduled for your convenience
This office handles school county wide fiscal duties, assists with district fiscal issues, pupil transportation, Home School, School Elections, Truancy, permanent records, Educator Licensure Registration, school law and school controversies as stipulated in Montana Code and Administrative Rule of Montana that deal with K-12 Education in Musselshell County. A myriad of other duties driven by the needs of Musselshell County schools are also done.
This office works with: Montana School Boards Association, Montana Association of School Business Officials, Department of Revenue, Department of Family Services, HRDC, Mental Health, School Administrators of Montana, Central and South Central Montana Administrators, Montana Association of County School Superintendents, MEA/MFT, Central Montana Learning Resource Center Coop, Parents Lets Unite for Kids, Parents, Students, Head Start, Community Library Board, City Officials, County Commissioners, Law Enforcement, Youth Court, Clerk of Court, District Judge and Justice of the Peace, County Attorney, Clerk and Recorder, Treasurer, Accounting, Road Crew, MSU Extension, University System and Legislators.
This office addresses taxpayer concern by working with school districts and the County Commissioners to establish K-12 District and County Wide Levies with Taxpayer Liability in mind, annually.
School Elections are held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in May except in cases of an unforeseen emergency or legislative year allowances. Trustee Candidates must be residents of the District they wish to run for a position in.
Home School Registration
A notice is published in the fall for new schools and a mailing is sent out to prior notified home schools. During the rest of the year, new home schools in the County need to contact this office by phone or mail for registration/information.
A truant student is one that is persistent in nonattendance without excuse for all or part of a school day. It is the parent’s responsibility to see that their child attends school. If truancy becomes an issue, this office, in conjunction with local schools, state agencies, the County Attorney and law enforcement work with families to place students in the environment that will allow them to complete their education.
Attendance Agreements are required for a student to attend a school district outside their resident district. This is noticed each spring with the transportation notice. Agreements are reviewed at the Summer Transportation Meeting. However, Attendance Agreements may be processed throughout the year.
A notice is published each spring. Eligible transportees must live a minimum of at least 3 miles from the nearest bus stop. For those currently under contract, local schools send out contracts if returning that fall. For new contracts, contact the County Superintendent of Schools Office for information on which District to apply to. Contracts for late arrivals to districts may be submitted after school commences to apply for contingency funding that is limited.
County Transportation Committee
Meets in the summer to establish school district bus routes and to approve individual transportation contracts. Additional meetings are called periodically during the year if routes need adjusted. The committee consists of one Musselshell County Commissioner, representation from each School District, a nonvoting county road supervisor and is chaired by this office.
Educator License/Certificate Registration
Educators have 60 calendar days from the beginning of school to register their license, which may be mailed in or brought in. The original license is returned to the Educator with a copy for the District Business Official and a copy is retained for the County Superintendent of Schools Office. Due to part time office hours, for Educator convenience, the Treasurer Staff can also process the licenses.
Roundup Community Library Hours (This is a county wide access Library)
School Year: As of January 1, 2018- During School Hours for Student Security Purposes, the Library will no longer be open to Public\Community use. Public Hours now coincide with the Community Librarian hours and are listed below.
School Year Hours
- Monday- Closed
- Tuesday 3:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
- Wednesday 3:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
- Thursday 3:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
- Friday 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
- Saturday 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
- Sunday CLOSED
- Tuesday 3:30-7:30
- Wednesday 10:00-2:00
- Thursday 3:30-7:30
- Friday 10:00-2:00
- Saturday 10:00-2:00
Holidays & Vacations
Notices in the Roundup Record and on the Library Door.
Library Contact & Location
601 6th Ave W
Roundup, MT 59072