The Core Purpose of Southwest Montana School Services is to provide exceptional service to participating schools to unlock the potential of every child served by our members through optimization of resources, enhanced efficiencies, professional development opportunities, and collaboration of efforts.
SWMSS: A Full-Service Education Service Agency (ESA)
SWMSS was formed after the Montana Legislature authorized the formation of multi-district education cooperatives during the 2011 legislative session. The legislation was the culmination of several years of work by the Optimizing Resources Task Force which partnered with the Montana School Boards Association to work with members of the legislature to pass legislation. The legislation allows school districts to participate in a multi-district agreement to form a cooperative enterprise that can provide any service that school districts normally use. By combining resources with the structure of a cooperative, school districts can realize the savings that can be had with the combined purchasing power of a much larger enterprise.
SWMSS 51 members districts, who educate over 40,000 students, can be found in southwest and south central Montana.
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