Declaration of Intent and Oath of Candidacy for Trustee Candidates

  • The Declaration of Intent and Oath of Candidacy form is now available for four seats that will be up for election on the Missoula County Public Schools Board of Trustees. The election will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Forms may be obtained from Pat McHugh, Executive Director of Business and Operations, at the District’s Business Building, 915 South Avenue West, in Missoula. Forms may also be obtained from the Montana Office of Public Instruction website.

    Forms must be filed with the Missoula County Elections Office in the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, by 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 29. The forms may also be returned to the District for filing, but must be received in the District’s Business Building no later than 4 p.m. on March 28.

    Candidates must work directly with the Commissioner of Political Practices in filing the C-1-A Form and campaign practices.

    The following seats are up for election:

    • Two seats that represent the Elementary and High School District on the Board. These K-12 seats are three-year terms.  Candidates must be qualified to vote and reside within the MCPS Elementary District boundary. These positions are currently held by Grace Decker and Michael Smith.  
    • One seat that represents the High School District on the Board. This seat is a three-year term.  Candidates must be qualified to vote and reside in Election District “B”, which includes the attendance areas for Bonner and Target Range schools.  This seat is currently held by Korbin Bragstad. 
    • One seat that represents the High School District on the Board. This seat is a three-year term. Candidates must be qualified to vote and reside in Election District "C", which includes the attendance area for Hellgate Elementary School. This seat is currently held by Marcia Holland. 

    MCPS trustees are volunteer, non-paid positions. Trustees are requested to attend 2-3 monthly meetings (on average) that focus on curricula, policy, budget, administrative issues and other topics. In addition, the trustee schedule includes special meetings, board work sessions, budget study sessions, building visits, graduation ceremonies, and special events. Meetings are held during the day and evening.

    There are 11 trustees on the school board. Seven seats represent both Elementary and High School Districts; four seats represent outlying communities and vote only on High School District issues.

    For forms or additional information about any of these available positions, please contact Kara Tortorich at 728-2400, ext. 3021.