Metadata for Montana School Districts Metadata for Montana School Districts
Identification Information:
Citation:
Originator: Montana State Library
Publication date: 12/05/2022
Title: Montana School Districts
Publication place: Helena, Montana
Publisher: Montana State Library
Online linkage: https://ftpgeoinfo.msl.mt.gov/Data/Spatial/MSDI/AdministrativeBoundaries/
Larger Work Citation:
Originator: Montana State Library
Publication date: 12/05/2022
Title: Montana Administrative Boundaries ArcGIS Server Map Service
Online linkage: https://mslservices.mt.gov/Geographic_Information/Data/DataList/datalist_Details.aspx?did={a43101d4-295a-4bcb-890c-3218abbda60e}

Abstract:
Montana School Districts

These data represent Montana's School Districts boundaries: Elementary/Secondary/Unified (K-12)
Purpose: For the mapping or analysis of Montana School Districts.
Supplemental information:
These data represent Montana's School Districts boundaries. All Montana County School District Superintendents were contacted for legal descriptions/source documents. Montana law requires all County School District Superintendent to have these documents available for the public. The boundary files were created based on the best available source data received from the counties: Legal Descriptions, County GIS Files, County Source Maps, or where data sources were not available the Montana Cadastral GIS Data was used. Digital data used as a base layer to create these boundary files were the best available source at the time: Cadastral (parcel lines), Geographic Coordination Data Base (GCDB), National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) Imagery, and 1:24,000 USGS Topographic Maps. All of these base layers can be found at the Montana State Library's website.

The Montana State Library(MSL) and the MSDI supports a federated database approach to all MSDI layers. Montana defines a federated approach as a method that supports the integration and utilization of data from multiple data providers, while retaining the primary maintenance responsibility with the provider. Most of Montana's framework data model efforts have adopted a federated approach that leverages multiple data providers and thus multiple data maintainers.

It is plausible that errors do exist and we welcome all corrections. If you do have a correction to a school district boundary or attribute information please contact the Administrative Boundaries Framework Coordinator.


Time period of content:
Calendar date: 12/05/2022
Currentness reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and update frequency: As needed
Access constraints: none
Use constraints:
The Montana State Library provides this product/service for informational purposes only. The Library did not produce it for, nor is it suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. Consumers of this information should review or consult the primary data and information sources to ascertain the viability of the information for their purposes. The Library provides these data in good faith but does not represent or warrant its accuracy, adequacy, or completeness. In no event shall the Library be liable for any incorrect results or analysis; any direct, indirect, special, or consequential damages to any party; or any lost profits arising out of or in connection with the use or the inability to use the data or the services provided. The Library makes these data and services available as a convenience to the public, and for no other purpose. The Library reserves the right to change or revise published data and/or services at any time.
Point of contact:
Montana State Library
Montana State Library
P.O. Box 201800
Helena, Montana 59620


Telephone: 406-444-5354
TDD/TTY telephone: Montana Relay 711
Fax: 406-444-0266
E-Mail: geoinfo@mt.gov


Security information:
Security classification: Unclassified
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Data Quality Information:
Lineage:

Process step:
Adjusted school district boundaries to the July 2015 CadNSDI Montana (PLSS); Added Savage Elementary; Warrick ELSD (LE0144) was dissolved into Big Sandy ELSD (LE0137); Corrected Name and Legal Entity (LE) numbers
Process date: 09/09/2015
Process step:
Warrick EL (LE0144) was dissolved into Big Sandy EL (LE0137); Whitlash EL (LE0506) was dissolved into Chester-Joplin-Inverness EL (LE1236); Deep Creek EL (LE1195) was dissolved into Cascade EL (LE0101); Lennep EL (LE0568) was dissolved into White Sulphur Springs EL (LE0569); White Sulphur Springs EL (LE0569) was annexed into White Sulphur Springs K-12 (LE0570)
Process date: 01/2016
Process step:
Adjusted county boundaries to the March 2016 CadNSDI Montana (PLSS); Annexation of Big Sandy EL (LE0137) to Big Sandy HS (LE0138) to form Big Sandy K-12 (LE0138); Abandonment and attachment of Paradise EL (LE0808) to Plains EL (LE0802); Abandonment and attachment of Cottonwood EL (LE0182) to Trail Creek EL (LE0177)
Process date: 09/30/2016
Process step:
Updated the school district county superintendent and enrollment tables with the FY2016 data from the Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI)
Process date: 10/2016
Process step:
Adjusted county boundaries to the October 2017 CadNSDI Montana (PLSS); Annexation of Plains EL (LE0802) to Plains HS (LE0803) to form Plains K-12 (LE0803); Abandonment and attachment of Shawmut EL (LE0947) to Harlowton EL (LE0945); Updated the school district county superintendent and enrollment tables with the FY2017 data from the Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI)
Process date: 10/2017
Process step:
Updated Sanders County, Ravalli County, Malta/Whitewater K-12, Frazer/Lustre EL, Amsterdam/Manhattan EL/HS
Process date: 11/2017
Process step:
Updated Wyola, Lodge Grass, and Spring Creek EL and Lodge Grass, Powder River County, and Hardin HS School District Boundaries
Process date: 12/06/2017
Process step:
Updated the school district superintendent and enrollment tables with the FY2018 data from the Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI)
Process date: 07/17/2018
Process step:
Added East Helena K-12 and Lockwood K-12; Abandonment and attachment of Springdale EL to Livingston EL, Shields Valley EL, and McLeod EL
Process date: 08/27/2018
Process step:
Adjusted boundaries to the November 2018 CadNSDI Montana (PLSS); Updated Gallatin, Yellowstone, Phillips, and Sanders County School District Boundaries
Process date: 02/08/2019
Process step:
Updated the school district county superintendent and enrollment tables (FY1991 - 2018) with data from the Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI). Enrollment Numbers are ANB values.
Process date: 02/26/2019
Process step:
Updated the school district county superintendent table with data from the Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) - Data Updated 11/4/2019; Harlowton EL (LE0945) was annexed into Harlowton K-12 (LE0946); Update Charlo EL, Charlo HS, and St Ignatius K-12 boundary (T19N R20W Section 14); Update Missoula HS and Bigfork HS Districts; Update Upper West Shore EL; Update Box Elder EL, Cottonwood EL, Havre EL, North Star EL, and Rocky Boy EL
Process date: 11/04/2019
Process step:
Geyser EL (LE0472) was annexed into Geyser HS (LE0473) to form Geyser K-12 (LE0473); Boundary updates for Harlem HS (0031), Chinook HS (0029), and Turner (0045); Updated the School District County Superintendents table
Process date: 10/16/2020
Process step:
Geyser EL (LE0472) was annexed into Geyser HS (LE0473) to form Geyser K-12 (LE0473); Updated the school district county superintendent table; Updated the school district enrollment table for FY2021 with data from the Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI)
Process date: 06/25/2021
Process step:
Boundary updates from the US Census Bureau School District Review Program
Process date: 03/28/2022
Process step:
Spring Creek EL (0179) annexed into Broadus EL (0705) and S Y EL (0189); Boundary updates for school districts in Big Horn, Roosevelt, Powder River, Custer, Judith Basin counties; Added FY2022 Enrollment Numbers
Process date: 12/05/2022
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Spatial Data Organization Information:
Point and vector object information:
SDTS object type: G-polygon
SDTS object count: 399
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Spatial Reference Information:
Horizontal coordinate system definition:
Map projection:
Map projection name: NAD 1983 2011 StatePlane Montana FIPS 2500
Lambert conformal conic:
NAD 1983 2011 StatePlane Montana FIPS 2500
Standard parallel: 45.0
Standard parallel: 49.0
Longitude of central meridian: -109.5
Latitude of projection origin: 44.25
False easting: 600000.0
False northing: 0.0
Planar distance units: meter
Geodetic model:
Horizontal datum name: D NAD 1983 2011
Ellipsoid name: GRS 1980
Semi-major axis: 6378137.0
Denominator of flattening ratio: 298.257222101
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Entity and Attribute Information:
Entity type label: Montana School Districts

Attribute label: OBJECTID
Attribute definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

Attribute label: NAME

Attribute label: LE_NUMBER

Attribute label: TYPE

Attribute label: SOURCE

Attribute label: LAST_UPDATE

Attribute label: PKEY

Attribute label: ENTITY_ID

Attribute label: DATASET_ID

Attribute label: NOTES

Attribute label: ORIG_FID

Attribute label: SHAPE
Attribute definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute domain: Coordinates defining the features.

Attribute label: County_Code

Attribute label: County_Name

Attribute label: District_Number

Attribute label: SHAPE_Length
Attribute definition: Length of feature in internal units.
Attribute domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

Attribute label: SHAPE_Area
Attribute definition: Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

Attribute label: ID_UK

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Distribution Information:
Distributor:
Montana State Library
P.O. Box 201800
Helena, Montana 59620


Telephone: 406-444-5354
TDD/TTY telephone: Montana Relay 711
E-Mail: geoinfo@mt.gov


Contact instructions:
Download the data: https://ftpgeoinfo.msl.mt.gov/Data/Spatial/MSDI/AdministrativeBoundaries/
Resource description: Downloadable Data


Distribution liability:
The Montana State Library Geographic Information Services provides this product/service for informational purposes only. The Library did not produce it for, nor is it suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. Consumers of this information should review or consult the primary data and information sources to ascertain the viability of the information for their purposes. The Library provides these data in good faith but does not represent or warrant its accuracy, adequacy, or completeness. In no event shall the Library be liable for any incorrect results or analysis; any direct, indirect, special, or consequential damages to any party; or any lost profits arising out of or in connection with the use or the inability to use the data or the services provided. The Library makes these data and services available as a convenience to the public, and for no other purpose. The Library reserves the right to change or revise published data and/or services at any time.
Technical prerequisites:
ESRI 10.7 ArcGIS Technology. This data is in ESRI Geodatabase format.
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Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata date: 12/05/2022
Metadata review date: 02/05/2011
Metadata contact:
Montana State Library
P.O. Box 201800
Helena, Montana 59620


Telephone: 406-444-5354
TDD/TTY telephone: Montana Relay 711
Fax: 406-444-0266
E-Mail: geoinfo@mt.gov


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