With just a few weeks of summer left before classes commence, Big Sky School District Superintendent Dustin Shipman was pleased to tell the BSSD Board of Directors on Aug. 3 that all the hiring had been completed and the district was fully staffed.
Following a fully funded resort tax application, the July 4 road run and annual gala, the Big Sky Community Organization’s board of directors met July 19 to go over old and new business, including the possibility of a bike pump track at Community Park.
Here are highlights from the recent discussion.
It may be summer, but the Big Sky School District Board of Directors still meets monthly to ensure things run smoothly year-round. Here’s a recap from the latest meeting.
The monthly Big Sky Fire Department board of directors meeting began with a few video clips. The first was the department’s firefighters demonstrating for a group of Eagle Mount kids how to gear up. The goal is to have all the gear on, including the final piece—gloves—in a minute. In Chief Bill Farhat’s opinion, they did well.
Jamie Kabisch, chair of the Big Sky Resort Area District Tax Board, described the annual allocation of resort tax revenue as, “One of the most fun processes for our community that happens every year.”
A day away from graduation and looking forward to the start of summer on June 8, the Big Sky School District Board of Directors held its monthly meeting on June 1 at Ophir Elementary. With the school year nearly behind them, the board was already discussing the next one to come.
It’s resort tax allocation time and the five-member Big Sky Resort Area District Board is reading through a stack of applications from local groups, nonprofits and public officials looking to fund future projects and operations through the rest of the year and beyond.
Getting sworn in as a trustee on the Big Sky School District board of directors has become somewhat commonplace for BSSD parent Matt Jennings. The May 9 ceremony was his third. So, why sign on for another three years?
Those running for the Big Sky Resort Tax Board followed different paths to the recent candidates’ forum at Buck’s T-4.
The Big Sky School District will request a one year, $40,000 levy to support its general fund on the upcoming May 8 mail-in election. The BSSD Board of Directors approved the district’s levy proposal at its March 20 meeting.