When Casey Bertram was interviewed for the job of superintendent of the Bozeman School District, he was no stranger to the school board. After 10 years at Bozeman — seven as elementary school principal and nearly three at central office — he was already acting superintendent.

“I was particularly nervous (tonight) and kept wondering why. And it’s that 7,465. What we do every day really matters. What we do for the kids really matters and I take this position very seriously. I believe that every student deserves a great public school and that’s my job,” Bertram said this January evening.

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