School Board

School Board Philosophy

The trustees of School District No. 3 are guided by the conviction that every student has the right to the best school this community can provide. Responsibility for this provision rests with all the citizens, parents, the school staff and students, with the ultimate responsibility for direction and decision-making assumed by the Board of Trustees. The Board will exert leadership in creating, maintaining and improving the school for the educational needs of the children. The focal point of concern in our school system is the student. Organization, staffing, programming, teaching and funding should all be developed, primarily and basically, to enhance appropriate opportunities for students to learn and develop personally, academically and socially. It is the intention of the district that equal opportunity for both sexes in all areas of the educational program be provided. FAIR-MONT-EGAN SCHOOL MISSION In partnership with students, family, and community, we prepare every student for the world of today and tomorrow through excellence in education.

Agendas & Meeting Minutes

Current Agendas & Minutes

Monday May 15, 2023

5:50pm in the School Library

Monday May 15, 2023

6pm in the School Library

Agenda will be available 48 hours prior to the meeting date.  Click on the link above to view the Agenda.

Past Agendas & Minutes

Current School Board

Mark Siderius


Since 2017

Mark is a 4th generation Siderius to grow up in the Flathead Valley.  Mark attended FME and Flathead High School.  He went to MSU Northern in Havre to study Diesel Mechanics.  He owns and operates Mark Siderius Construction & Excavation LLC.  He also farms in the Creston area, raising various crops and hay and has a cow/calf operation.  Mark and Heather have 4 children –  Zachary, Grayce, Lauryn, and Beau.  Mark is on 2 other boards in Kalispell – Flathead Conservation District and the Flathead River Commission.

Katie Freeman

Vice Chairman 

Since 2018

Katie moved back to Kalispell after graduating from college. She and her husband have two kids. She is a stay at home mom and loves traveling with her family and seeing all that Northwest Montana has to offer.

Bridget Oestreich

Since 2022

Bridget and her husband moved to the valley in 1997 and have one son, Kyler, who attends FME. They have lived in the FME district for 5+ years and enjoy their community.  She looks forward to serving on the board as well as the community.  In her spare time she enjoys camping trips and vacations with her family. 

Jennifer Stebbins

Since 2017

Jennifer and her family have attended FME since it’s original one room school house days. She has her MA is marriage and family counseling. She works for Flathead theater department, Stillwater theater department and Whitefish Theater Company.  She has three children, Jax, Jon Tae and Keenan.

Emily Wilson

Since 2022

After moving to the Flathead Valley with her husband, Caleb, Emily has embraced all that Montana has to offer. She enjoys the outdoors and may be seen running on the dirt roads around Fair-Mont-Egan. She holds a BA in Business Administration and currently is working as a Mortgage Loan Originator. She is passionate about this valley, the community, and is excited to be an active member on the school board. She has 2 children that attend Fair-Mont-Egan: Paige and Weston.

Contact Us:

Phone: (406) 755-7072

Fax: (406) 755-7077

797 Fairmont Road

Kalispell, MT 59901