Billings School Board
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.
The Billings school board will have two new faces later this month when Tanya Ludwig and Susan Layton replace Travis Kemp and Travis Smith.
With three weeks left till the filing deadline for school board, it’s time for our annual appeal for more good candidates.
If you are coping with the first day of your student’s Christmas vacation, you probably aren’t thinking about Billings school board elections.
Four kindergarten teachers have teamed up to teach 75 kids at Beartooth Elementary.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ups and Downs gives a quick take on news of the week.
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.
Montana’s largest school district will have four trustee vacancies in May. So far, only one candidate has filed.
The Billings School Board has just one order of business at its special meeting Monday evening: selecting a superintendent to lead our public schools.
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.
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.