July 12 was a day of sunshine, grins and golden shovels on the grounds owned by Big Sky School District.
Habitat for Humanity
Six or so months ago the Big Sky School District board of directors met in the Ophir Elementary cafeteria for their regular monthly meeting – a fresh batch of teachers was just settling in to the new school year.
David Magistrelli of Habitat for Humanity of Gallatin Valley attended the Big Sky School District Board of Directors meeting on January 14, distributing map printouts to board members conveying the preliminary location of two tri-plex homes, which would ultimately create six units of teacher housing on school property.
While the Big Sky School District has been successful in recruiting new instructors to its growing schools, it’s still subject to the same issues most Big Sky businesses eventually face—including employee burnout when the commute to and from Bozeman rears its head, often due to the lack of affordable housing options in Big Sky.