Supt. of Schools

Deanne Smith
County Supt. of Schools
 Dawson County Courthouse
207 West Bell
Glendive, MT 59330
406-377-3963 (phone)
406-377-2022 (fax)
Dawson County School Districts:
Bloomfield Elementary
Deer Creek Elementary
Glendive Unified Elem. & H.S.
Lindsay Elementary
Richey Elem. & H.S.

County Superintendent of Schools

The County Superintendent of Schools provides general supervision of the schools in the county.

 Duties of the office include:

  • Provide administrative duties for rural schools, including staff development, curriculum supervision, teacher evaluation, and attendance officer. 
  • Interpret and apply school laws.
  • Serve as hearings officer for school controversies.
  • Oversee school elections and administer oaths of office.
  • Register certificates of teachers and administrators.
  • Serve as reporting agency for Home Schools.
  • Serve as chairperson for the County Transportation Committee, which reviews individual transportation contracts, sets bus routes, certifies bus drivers, and monitors bus inspections.
  • Classify school districts and set school boundaries.
  • Review and approve all school budgets, compute revenues, and file budgets with Office of Public Instruction.
  • Set school levies.
  • Prepare, review, approve, and submit school reports to Office of Public Instruction.
  • Maintain records of official acts; preserve records, reports and documents; and provide information to school districts and the public.
  • Provide services to individuals and districts that fall within the scope of state statutes.
  • Spelling Bee director
  • Coordinate county schools' annual track meet