About Belgrade School District


Welcome to Belgrade Public Schools

Dear Families and Community Members,

Thank you for visiting our website and your interest in Belgrade Public Schools.  I’d like to welcome you to our District and encourage you to connect with our building Principals, Board Trustees and any staff member who you think might able to help you with any question or information you might need.

You will find a link, here, to our newly approved Strategic Plan.  This Plan endeavors to think big and envision what the future holds for our students.  You will see that it strives to anticipate that future with the back drop of:

  • Legislation
  • Regulations
  • Changing demographics
  • Technology
  • Science
  • Social values
  • Business and economic growth

In addition, our Strategic Plan contemplates issues we might face, and assumptions we might make about the future of the School District and our Community.

Finally, the Plan summarizes these reflections into 6 goal areas:

  1. Students
  2. Decision Making
  3. Safety/Facilities
  4. Community Engagement
  5. Professional Development
  6. Innovation

We invite you to read our Strategic Plan in detail and ask questions, give feedback and step up to the plate to help us achieve these important outcomes for our children.

Welcome to Belgrade Public Schools!

Our Superintendent

Mr. Leland R. Stocker became superintendent of Belgrade Public Schools in July 2015.

A native of Washington State, Mr. Stocker grew up in Bremerton, Washington and graduated from Bremerton High School. He earned his principals and superintendents credentials from The Montana State University in Bozeman, a master of science in teaching from Portland State University, a bachelor of arts from Central Washington University, and an Associate of Arts degree from Olympic College.

Mr. Stocker has a distinguished 33-year career in public Education in Washington, Alaska and Montana, serving as superintendent, assistant superintendent, director of education and technology, principal, high school teacher, advisor and coach.

Service to education is reflected in currently serving on the Governing Board for the American Association of School Administrators. He has actively participated in the Four Rivers and Hi-Line Superintendents, Park County Community Foundation Board, Park County Special Education Board, Indian Impact Schools of Montana Board, Greater Gallatin Medicaid Consortium and Montana Association of School Superintendents as president.

Since moving to Belgrade, Mr. Stocker has become involved in the community through civic organizations and his church. He currently serves on the board for the Greater Gallatin United Way, member of the Kiwanis Club, Belgrade Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Belgrade Education Foundation.

Mr. Stocker’s wife, Kathy, is a substitute bus driver. They have five children, Ruth, Martha, Josiah, Esther and James. Ruth attends The Montana State University in Bozeman, Martha attends Sheridan College in Wyoming and Josiah, Esther and James attend Belgrade High School.

Words From the Administrators