Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 3. School District Trustees

Establishment And Purpose Of Trustee Nominating Districts

20-3-353. Establishment and purpose of trustee nominating districts. (1) After the county superintendent has determined the number of additional trustee positions, the county superintendent shall establish trustee nominating districts in that portion of the high school district without representation on the high school trustees. There must be one trustee nominating district for each additional trustee position, except the additional trustee-at-large. Unless it is impossible, the trustee nominating district boundaries must be coterminous with elementary district boundaries.

(2) The purpose of the trustee nominating district is to establish a representative district for the nomination and election of a resident of the district to be an additional member of the trustees of a high school district. The electors qualified to vote in the high school district under the provisions of 20-20-301 and who reside in the trustee nominating district are the only electors who may vote for the additional trustee representing the district. They must also be permitted to vote for a trustee position at large, if there is one, but not for any other high school trustee position.

(3) Any additional trustee position established under the provisions of this section must be filled in a manner prescribed under the provisions of 20-3-309. Each additional trustee position filled by appointment under this section is subject to election at the next regular school election.

History: En. 75-5904 by Sec. 33, Ch. 5, L. 1971; R.C.M. 1947, 75-5904; amd. Sec. 283, Ch. 56, L. 2009.