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Billings School Board

2 applicants for vacant SD2 trustee seat

The application deadline for the vacant Billings School District 2 board trustee seat closed Thursday. Two candidates applied for the open position, which will be filled for the next year until elections can be held.

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Gazette opinion: 3 women chosen to lead Billings schools

Gazette opinion: 3 women chosen to lead Billings schools

The Billings school board will have two new faces later this month when Tanya Ludwig and Susan Layton replace Travis Kemp and Travis Smith.

May 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Schools need more good trustee candidates

With three weeks left till the filing deadline for school board, it’s time for our annual appeal for more good candidates.

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Gazette opinion: Take advantage of candidate education

If you are coping with the first day of your student’s Christmas vacation, you probably aren’t thinking about Billings school board elections.

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Gazette opinion: Improve our schools: Support Billings bond levy

Gazette opinion: Improve our schools: Support Billings bond levy

Four kindergarten teachers have teamed up to teach 75 kids at Beartooth Elementary.

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Gazette opinion: Trustees must take the lead on bond issue

Gazette opinion: Trustees must take the lead on bond issue

Tonight the Billings school board will consider the recommendations gleaned from more than a year of careful planning and research. The time has come for trustees to endorse a sound solution to the overcrowding that has affected students in all of our 22 elementary schools.

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Gazette opinion: Billings’ school building dilemma

If the decision to build or expand public schools depended solely on the number of students in the community, Billings would have already added school capacity.

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Gazette opinion: Billings needs plan now for growing student body

Gazette opinion: Billings needs plan now for growing student body

The overcrowding in Billings elementary schools is no longer limited to the fast-growing West End. Students from Arrowhead, McKinley, Washington, Newman and Burlington are scheduled to be bused next year because their assigned schools don’t have room for all K-6 students.

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Gazette opinion: School board makes good choice for Billings

For a brief time Thursday night, the nine members of the Billings school board were in complete agreement. The board’s unanimous vote to hire Terry Bouck as superintendent is a highly positive first step toward a good working relationship between Bouck and trustees.

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Ups and Downs:

Ups and Downs gives a quick take on news of the week.

December 11, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: SD2 needs primer on open meetings, records law

On Aug. 15 after the Billings school board held a public hearing on the annual K-12 budget, trustees decided to postpone the budget vote because of concerns that the district may have violated state open government law.

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Gazette opinion: School trustee candidates needed, 5 days left to file

Montana’s largest school district will have four trustee vacancies in May. So far, only one candidate has filed.

March 18, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Trustees, take time to hire right superintendent

The Billings School Board has just one order of business at its special meeting Monday evening: selecting a superintendent to lead our public schools.

April 02, 2010 12:00 am Related

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Gazette opinion: Billings Public Schools looking for 5 good leaders

The filing deadline for Billings school board is 5 p.m. Thursday. As of Friday, candidates had filed in only two of five trustee districts up for election.

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Keep wrestling, softball at middle schools

We understand the Billings School Board is going to cut out softball and wrestling at the middle school level this school year. We would oppose this action for many reasons.

August 10, 2009 12:00 am Related

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