Bozeman Public School District contracts with the Gallatin Valley YMCA to provide early childhood childcare via the Hawks Nest, located within Bozeman High School. The program primarily serves the childcare needs of teen parents within the district, along with district employees. The contract with the YMCA expired on August 31, 2023. The YMCA was offered a contract extension and has provided the district with their desire to end their contractual obligation on December 31, 2023.
The district is moving forward with a request for proposal (RFP) process HERE, to ensure continuity of care with a new vendor/provider beginning January 1, 2024. We appreciate the long-standing partnership with the Gallatin Valley YMCA and thank them for their years of partnership with the Hawks Nest. We also appreciate the lead time they are providing the district by continuing service and childcare programming to families served in the Hawks Nest through the end of the calendar year.
Child Care Connections, which serves as the child care resource and referral agency locally, is supporting the district with guidance regarding the RFP, as well as serving as a conduit for sharing the RFP with local nonprofit and for-profit childcare providers. If you have any questions regarding the RFP process feel free to reach out to Mike Waterman, Executive Director Business and Operations firstname.lastname@example.org.
We acknowledge the anxiety and uncertainty this announcement may create for families and parents served in the Hawks Nest. Bozeman Public Schools is committed to maintaining the important programming and childcare at the Hawks Nest and looks forward to partnering with a new community partner.
Casey Bertram, Superintendent
In proud partnership with Bozeman Reads and Bozeman Schools Foundation, kidsLINK is ready for summer!
The 2023 kidsLINK Summer Program is for PreK (enrolling in Kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year) through 5th grade to support students’ academic growth, support social, emotional, and physical development to prepare and enhance students’ success. To learn more about this affordable, full-day summer camp experience click on the links below:
Click HERE to register
On January 9, 2023 the BSD7 Board of Trustees unanimously approved the superintendent recommendations to reduce the K-12 budget deficit in Bozeman Public Schools. Those final recommendations as well as a supporting presentation with important background information on the changing landscape for public education in Montana are below.
Click HERE for the Approved Elementary Recommendations
Click HERE for the Approved High School Recommendations
Click HERE for the Superintendent's Board Presentation
Thank you for your continued support of Bozeman Public Schools!
Casey Bertram, Superintendent
Senate Bill 99 dealing with human sexuality instruction in schools has received a great deal of attention in recent weeks as school districts, teachers, administrators, parents/guardians, school boards, community members, and attorneys make sense of noticing requirements and the expansive definition of human sexuality instruction in the legislation.
Bozeman Public Schools has put together Senate Bill 99 Guidance Documents to ensure transparency and provide guidance to staff. Please Note: The guidance included in the document is subject to change as legal counsel and/or the court system clarifies and provides updated guidance to Montana Public Schools regarding Senate Bill 99.
Bozeman Public Schools Continues to operate under typical disease management protocols for the management of COVID-19. THIS document was created to be a helpful At-A-Glance document as parents/guardians and staff navigate symptoms of common respiratory and gastrointestinal infections, as well as symptoms of COVID-19. The At-A-Glance document was created via collaboration between the BSD7 nursing staff and the Gallatin City County Health Department (GCCHD). We encourage you to print it out and keep it someplace handy in your home.
Bozeman Public Schools continues to share public health information, including positive cases of COVID-19, with the GCCHD. BSD7 is no longer tracking detailed data related to COVID-19, but rather referring to the community data being tabulated by GCCHD HERE. For questions or concerns feel free to reach out to District Nurse, Rebecca Spear, email@example.com; or Director of Special Education and Student Health, Chad Berg, firstname.lastname@example.org. For general information related to student health services please visit our website, HERE.