Next Meeting:

Tuesday, April 18th - 3:45 PM

Ophir Elementary Conference Room

Notice of Trustee Vacancies


The Candidate Filing Form is now available for two seats that will be up for election on the Big Sky School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023. Forms may be obtained from Corky Miller, District Clerk:

Forms must be filed with the Gallatin County Elections Office by 5:00pm on Thursday, March 23rd. The forms may also be returned to the District for filing, but must be received in the District’s Business Office no later than 4:00pm on March 22nd.

Candidates who do not meet the March 23rd deadline may file to be a write-in candidate for any available Trustee position through 5:00pm on the Thursday, March 30th, but the candidate’s name will not appear on the ballot.

The following seats are up for election:

• One seat for a two-year term. This position is currently held by Scott Hammond.

• One seat for a three-year term. This position is currently held by Stacy Ossorio.

Candidates must reside within the District boundary and be qualified to vote.

Welcome from the Board

The primary role of school boards is to ensure that all enrolled students are provided the best education possible in a safe environment with the necessary skills and attitudes to become effective citizens. Our unique and passionate community allows the Big Sky School District’s Board to push for so much more. We recognize that all children have incredible potential, and we are committed to cultivating each individual to their own successes and the successes of their classmates, their school community and the community at large.

Our district’s location, surrounded by the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, affords us an opportunity to incorporate experiential learning into our everyday lesson plans. This, combined with a commitment to globally-minded education, engages children and supports skills and inquiry based learning at the highest levels of academic challenge. Finally, we empower our students to lead lives of impact, authenticity and resilience. From the Board’s perspective, the above will be achieved by a commitment to the strategic plan, transparency and a pursuit of sustainable outcomes that can be met consistently.

Our results-oriented district is driven by a passionate, motivated and dedicated group of administrators and teachers. Scrolling through our Staff Directory, you will see the faces of people who are guiding and challenging our children to become great. We are committed to providing the best educators with continued professional development opportunities for growth.

In conclusion, it is important to note that our rural, public school district receives great support from our community. Big Sky is unique by all standards and many of the programs that we incorporate into the district are the result of tireless efforts and dollars from community members and businesses. Our taxpayers continue to show their commitment to education as our district sees unprecedented growth in population. These relationships are essential as we expect the exceptional children from BSSD to contribute to and make proud the exceptional community of Big Sky.


Big Sky School District #72, Board of Trustees

Board Members