2016 Notices of Election, click below to view:

Notice of Annual School Board Election

Notice of Bond Election

Welcome to the St. Ignatius Schools public website, serving the needs of students, parents, and staff of St. Ignatius School District #28, St. Ignatius Montana.  You can contact the school at 406-745-3811


St. Ignatius School District #28 Election Information Spring, 2016 

On behalf of the students in St. Ignatius Public Schools and our Board of Trustees, we hope you will stud
y the issues and cast your ballot. Go Bulldogs!!

Month of March

If you want to know more about the bond we will be presenting all over St. Ignatius in March!

March 1: City Council Meeting – City Hall 7pm

March 2: Senior Citizens Dinner and PowerPoint Presentation- 5:30 Senior Citizen Center

March 7: “Donuts with Dad”- Powerpoint Community Breakfast Presentation – 7:30 am

March 9: IEC Meeting Bond Presentation 5:30 pm Board Room MS

March 15: Board Meeting Scott Skype Presentation on Bond Progress 7:00 pm Board Room MS

March 17: Public BBQ, Provided by Slate and School District #28 6 pm Building and Grounds Information with Picture Boards for Viewing Project. BBQ Burgers, Hot Dogs, Potluck Dessert

March 18: Staff Presentation about the Bond and Plans- 8:15 am All-Purpose Room

Voter Information: 
On May 3rd, St. Ignatius voters will decide on bond issue to renovate and expand School District #28. 
April 6-18th - County Election Office Mail Ballots. 
Ballots may be returned in person or by mail. Please allow enough time for delivery prior to the May 3rd deadline. 

The last bond that was run for School Dist. #28 was in the early 1980’s. All Improvements since the early 1980’s bond have been done with school impact aid dollars, which have not affected tax payers. We are also going to apply for the Quality School Grant and Impact Aid Construction Grant to reach our goal. 

Time Table: 
  • Board Considers Approval in Feb. with completed Proposal 
  • Approval by County in March 
  • Election in May 

What projects are being proposed and why?

School District # 28

The School District is in great need of facility/technology improvements.  The proposed improvements include safety concerns, facility remodel, modernization and additions.  Building code, safety, and energy updates will also be made to existing interior space.  Safety and health concerns within our system will be our biggest priority.  Our priorities for improvements include:

  • New Gym/Multipurpose/Weight Room  

  • New Boys/Girls Locker room

  • Elementary Envelope East End/ Roof

  • Old Gym Needs Ceiling Repairs / Air Exchange

  • New Bathrooms HS Lobby                  

  • New Shop

Deferred Maintenance:  

  • Family Consumer Science Room, Classroom Desks/Tables, Window Blinds Elem, Ticket Booth, Automatic Flushers, Fix MS/HS Lockers, Tennis Court Replacement, Library Carpet and Electric, Football Scoreboard, Maintenance Equipment, Bleachers, MS Cabinets, Locker rooms, Music Room Expansion  

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The District proposes to issue bonds to finance these projects.  The bond proceeds will pay for the cost of construction, and annual payments will be made to repay the debt.  The proposed bond amount is:

Facility/Technology                             Amount                                Term

District Building/Grounds                $5,200,000                          20 Years


If approved, property tax levies will increase to repay the bonds over twenty years.

5.2 Million -Est. 109.16Mills

$100,000 Home $147.36 More a Year ($12.28 a month)

$200,000 Home $294.72 More a Year ($24.56 a month)

$300,000 Home $442.08 More a Year ($36.84 a month)

Based on estimated true interest cost rate with conservative sample rate of 4.25%)

*The district will also apply for Impact Aid Construction Grant and Quality School Grant to help offset facility costs.  

For More Information, contact:

Superintendent Jason Sargent at jsargent@stignatiusschools.org tel: 406-745-3811 x 260

M.B.I Recognition 2015!

High School: Gold School  * Middle School: Bronze School * Elementary: Bronze School



Continuing a long-standing legacy of educational excellence, St Ignatius Public Schools serves the community of St Ignatius Montana: a rural school district that strives for rigorous academic standards and achievement, and family-friendly community values.

The intent of our website is to provide parents, students, staff, and community members with a wide variety of up-to-date and useful information about our school district's programs, news, numbers, standards, and accomplishments.  

Please take time to explore our website and to get to know us. Most importantly, be involved in the education of your child, and partner with us to provide a quality education for all St Ignatius students.

The Five Essentials Elements: 
Learning for All Students, Whatever it Takes

Focus on Learning

Collaborative Culture

Clearly Define What Every Student Needs to Learn

Constantly Measure our Effectiveness

Systematically Respond When Students Don’t Learn


 St Ignatius School District #28 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.