In its first official act of the evening, the Billings School District 2 board swore in two new trustees and an incumbent Monday night, ratifying the results of the May 6 elections.
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.
School District 2 trustees will be busy over the next three days as they fill out their evaluations of Superintendent Terry Bouck.
Taxpayers in School District 2 will pay less for the $122 million bond approved in November after the first series of bonds sold Tuesday with a lower interest rate than expected.
In another month, School District 2 will sell a portion of the bonds approved by voters in November and officials are hopeful interest rates will be lower than what they had planned.
School District 2 officials spent Wednesday morning meeting with A&E Architects, looking at the next several months of facilities work to be done now that voters have passed a $122 million bond.
Montana school districts with growing enrollment will receive money to educate new students the same year they enroll, thanks to a new state law.
The elementary portion of School District 2 grew by 126 students this fall, but enrollment in the high schools fell, bringing SD2's net enrollment growth to 58 students.
Belated thanks to our great neighbors as well as a "band of angels" whom we had never met who came to our aid the morning after the heavy Sept. 7 rains. Foot-deep, concretelike mud filled our driveways and washed out our front yards, leaving us to wonder how we would ever clear it out. News …
The argument for upgrading Billings schools is clear:
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.
School District 2 is one step closer to placing on the November ballot a $120 million bond question and an option to buy a 17-acre property in the Heights.
HELENA — In Harrison, a small, rural community in southwest Montana, the new school-funding law means just $29,000 in new state aid for its school district next year — but school Superintendent Fred Hofman said don’t call that money “peanuts.”
Reversing Monday night's 4-3 decision to move forward in building two new middle schools and an elementary school, a pair of School District 2 trustees indicated Tuesday they wanted to change their votes.
Last week, two dozen parents and community leaders packed a school board candidate school presented by the Billings Chamber of Commerce. That great event highlighted the need for good candidates.
The intent of this section is to increase the flexibility and efficiency of school districts without an increase in local taxes.
When it comes to paying taxes, Yellowstone County property owners are in the same boat.
A new state law and a reassessment of the taxable value of industrial business equipment has left School District 2 short this year.
School’s been out for most Billings high school students since the first week of June. But hundreds have been studying this summer at Lincoln Education Center to earn credits for classes they either failed or were unable to complete during the regular school year.
The buyers have been lined up and the interest rates are locked in. By the end of the month, School District 2 will have its $14 million in federal bonds.
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