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Council approves $278M budget, temporary permit

The Billings City Council unanimously approved a $277,674,633 budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year Monday.

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Zinke has best education ideas

I first met Ryan Zinke when he chaired the Montana Senate Education Committee in 2011. SD2 board members appeared before that committee supporting legislation to use transportation funding for alternatives to busing. Zinke personally introduced himself to me and stated that he had at his des…

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Robin Hanel apologizes for statement about mayoral candidate McFadden

Robin Hanel apologizes for statement about mayoral candidate McFadden

Robin Hanel publicly apologized Friday for comments she made a week earlier about her husband's electoral opponent.

October 26, 2013 2:45 am Video Related Loading…

Vote no on the SD2 bond

The road to closing schools is paved with years of poor decisions. Voters can reverse this. As a recent letter writer said, In this election, the way to support schools is a no vote.

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Trustee Pam Ellis resigns from SD2 school board

Trustee Pam Ellis resigns from SD2 school board

Trustee Pam Ellis, who represents the east side of the Heights and downtown Billings on the School District 2 board, offered her resignation Wednesday night. 

May 30, 2013 5:56 pmLoading…

SD2 board welcomes new trustee, certifies mill levy elections

The Billings School District 2 board welcomed new Trustee Kevin Toohill at Monday night's meeting, while bidding farewell to Trustee Connie Wardell.

May 20, 2013 10:00 pmLoading…
Mill levies prevail in SD2 election; Wardell loses

Mill levies prevail in SD2 election; Wardell loses

In a decisive victory, Billings voters approved School District 2's $1 million general fund levy and $1.2 million technology levy.

May 07, 2013 8:30 pm Photos

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School election ballot return hits record

Ballots returned in the all-mail school board and mill levy elections topped 40,000 Tuesday afternoon, a new record, said Bret Rutherford, Yellowstone County elections chief. 

May 07, 2013 3:04 pmLoading…

SD2 election for mill levies, trustees ends at 8 p.m.

It's Election Day and ballots in the all-mail election are due to the Yellowstone County Courthouse by 8 p.m.

May 06, 2013 11:00 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: Vote today: Support your local schools

Gazette opinion: Vote today: Support your local schools

The future of our local public schools is in voters’ hands today. School election ballots arrived in the mail Saturday.

April 21, 2013 12:10 am Photos

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SD2 board settles on evaluation form for superintendent

SD2 board settles on evaluation form for superintendent

School District 2 board trustees on Wednesday night finalized the evaluation process for Superintendent Terry Bouck. 

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Gazette opinion: April mail will bring May school ballots

April is the busiest month for off-year elections. Montana law requires that public school districts elect school board members on the first Tuesday in May. Generally, school boards also put levy questions to voters at the same May election.

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Only one race contested for SD2 board

Only one race contested for SD2 board

Of the three races for seats on the School District 2 board open this May, only one will be contested. 

March 28, 2013 5:00 pm Photos

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SD2 finalizes vote to seek tech levy

School District 2 trustees have voted 4-3 to place on the May ballot a technology levy for SD2's elementary and middle schools. 

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SD2 board meets to try again on facilities vote

SD2 board meets to try again on facilities vote

School District 2 trustees will meet Wednesday night to vote again on plans to build new schools and update aging buildings.

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Gazette opinion: School board must unite before ballot

Toward the end of a seven-hour meeting Monday, Billings trustees voted 4-3 to support $135 million in future K-8 school construction and expansion.

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Deadline to file to run for SD2 school board approaching

Three seats on the School District 2 board are up for grabs on May 7, and applications to run in the election are due at the end of the month. 

March 06, 2013 6:30 pmLoading…
SD2 trustees change their minds on school construction timeline

SD2 trustees change their minds on school construction timeline

In what seems like a bit of buyer's remorse, two trustees on the School District 2 board said Tuesday they had changed their minds on a vote they cast during Monday night's meeting. 

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SD2 board approves report detailing facilities plan

SD2 board approves report detailing facilities plan

Trustees voted to approve the master facilities plan draft report at Monday night's School District 2 board meeting, but questions about how best to move forward with the information were left on the table.

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SD2 looks at next step in master facilities plan

SD2 looks at next step in master facilities plan

Community members gathered Thursday night and voiced opinions on School District 2's growing master facilities plan and its call for new school construction.

December 06, 2012 10:15 pm Photos

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