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Billings educators make pitch for 'teacher-leaders'

One by one, seven Billings teachers explained their ideas to administrators who had dropped by to listen.

October 29, 2014 9:00 pmLoading…

SD2 works to balance forecasts with finances

School District 2 needs $5.6 million by 2018 to afford running the two new middle schools that it plans to build over the next three years.

April 13, 2014 12:15 am Related Loading…
Billings Public Schools, union reach 'tentative' contract agreement

Billings Public Schools, union reach 'tentative' contract agreement

Billings Public Schools and the Billings Education Association agreed Wednesday afternoon on a two-year labor contract that would increase the district’s salary scale by 2 percent both years and make changes to the language used in the prior contract, according to a press release from the di…

April 02, 2014 4:12 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Billings picks special crop of Golden Apples

Gazette opinion: Billings picks special crop of Golden Apples

This year’s crop of Golden Apple Award winners includes outstanding educators and amazing education advocates.

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Lagging behind rest of Montana, SD2 looking for ways to boost dual enrollment

Lagging behind rest of Montana, SD2 looking for ways to boost dual enrollment

School District 2's struggles to launch a successful college credit dual-enrollment program for high school students is probably best illustrated by Mikayla Burpee. 

March 02, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Guest opinion: State must honor promise to retired teachers

Montanans value their quality educators. In the midst of the Great Depression, the 1937 Legislature created a retirement system, in part, to honor their service. They also sought to provide economic stability to a population of senior Montanans.

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SD2 board approves new teachers union contract, lays out school site selection process

The School District 2 board unanimously approved the contract deal struck last week between the teachers union and district administration. 

May 28, 2013 2:41 pmLoading…

SD2 officials, labor unions negotiate new contract

Contract negotiations between the teachers union and School District 2 officials ended Friday with the agreement that teachers would receive no across-the-board raise for the 2013-2014 school year.

May 17, 2013 4:18 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: Golden Apples reflect Billings’ support for students

Gazette opinion: Golden Apples reflect Billings’ support for students

Wednesday was already an especially busy day for Mary Enright – even before she was surprised with a Golden Apple Award.

March 25, 2013 12:10 am Photos

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Educators surprised with Golden Apples, BEA awards

Educators surprised with Golden Apples, BEA awards

The pleasant smile turned to unadulterated surprise when Molly Reas realized it was her name included in the announcement of Golden Apple Award recipients. 

March 20, 2013 12:30 pm Photos

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Leadership at Billings teachers union changes hands

Leadership at Billings teachers union changes hands

The president of the Billings Education Association — the teachers union for School District 2 — has taken a new job with the state public employees union.

March 19, 2013 6:03 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Let's work together to keep Billings kids in school

Local leaders of business, education and human services are forging a new partnership to raise the Billings high school graduation rate.

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SD2 close to finalizing all its labor contracts

A vote Monday night by the School District 2 board put the district one step closer to completing contracts with its three labor unions.

January 18, 2012 5:45 pmLoading…
At raucous meeting, SD2 board votes not to renew Beeman's contract

At raucous meeting, SD2 board votes not to renew Beeman's contract

In a raucous and sometimes contentious Billings School District 2 board meeting Tuesday night, trustees voted 5-4 not to extend Superintendent Keith Beeman's contract through 2014.

September 13, 2011 4:58 pm Photos

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SD2 board meeting protest

SD2 board meeting protest

Supporters and members of the Billings Education Association and the Billings Classified Employees Association protest outside the Lincoln Center early Tuesday evening. The School District 2 board of trustees was to meet inside to vote on extending Superintendent Keith Beeman's contract.

September 13, 2011 4:55 pmLoading…
Educator protest

Educator protest

Supporters and members of the Billings Education Association and the Billings Classified Employees Association protest outside the Lincoln Center early Tuesday evening. The School District 2 board of trustees was to meet inside to vote on extending Superintendent Keith Beeman's contract.

September 13, 2011 4:55 pmLoading…

Educator Appreciation Awards Banquet set for Thursday

Billings School District 2's retiring and long-time educators along with this year's Golden Apple and Billings Education Association award winners will be honored Thursday.

April 27, 2011 6:36 pmLoading…
Salary information posted on SD2 website stirs talk

Salary information posted on SD2 website stirs talk

Salary information for all Billings School District 2 employees except administrators has been posted on the district's website, a move the district said is nothing more than an effort to be more transparent. 

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Freshmen Academy goes back to SD2 high schools

Next fall's West High and Senior High freshmen will spend the entire school day on their home campuses.

February 22, 2011 10:45 pmLoading…

SD2 board meets to discuss budget, unions and mill levies

In what might be its first official rebuttal to the teachers union, the Billings School District 2 board will meet Monday night and discuss opening contract negotiations.

February 20, 2011 9:00 pmLoading…

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