Early numbers indicate that enrollment in School District 2 could come up short of projected increases for a second straight year.
The most veteran trustee on the School District 2 board resigned suddenly Thursday, citing frustration with planning efforts she said have been politically tinged.
In a letter sent out to acquaintances and contacts — and the Gazette's opinion page — past school board chairwoman Barbara Bryan makes her case for opposing the school district's $122 million bond.
People walking, riding bikes, sitting in wagons and operating wheelchairs made their way down Lewis Avenue to mark International Walk to School Day.
Derek Stone was expecting a handful of kids, maybe five if things got busy.
For more than an hour on Monday night, School District 2 board trustees discussed the merits of building reserve levies versus construction bonds.
The School District 2 board will meet Monday to discuss its recent vote to place a $122 million bond on November’s ballot.
As School District 2 officials see it, this might be their best shot.
The Billings School District 2 board voted 5-2 to place a $122.3 million construction bond on the November ballot.
It had been 10 years since Lyle Weese last took on the Montana Mile. But he found himself in the same position Friday as he did a decade earlier: In first place.
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.
Last month, during the busy final weeks of school, Superintendent Terry Bouck stepped out of his office for the morning and headed down to Senior High School.
In a joint meeting Thursday afternoon, School District 2 trustees and members of the Billings City Council discussed how best to plan future school sites within the city.
School District 2 officials will spend the next two months searching out plots of land in Billings that could work as potential sites for two new middle 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.
School District 2 trustees in a 5-2 vote on Monday night decided to pursue plans to build a new elementary school and two new middle schools.
The third in a series of community meetings centered on the master facilities plan currently under way in School District 2 focused on the educational capacity of SD2 schools.
Monday is National Walk and Bike to School Day and Kathy Aragon is ready.
Armed with clickers, roughly 50 parents, community members and School District 2 staff members offered up their opinions on what needs to happen with SD2's many aging schools at a special meeting Tuesday night at Lewis and Clark Middle School.
Yellowstone County voters turned down most school funding requests in Tuesday's elections. But Billings voters authorized $14 million in bonds to upgrade buildings, including West High, Riverside and Will James middle schools and 11 elementary schools.