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SD2 board welcomes new members, bids farewell to departing trustees

SD2 board welcomes new members, bids farewell to departing trustees

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.

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SD2 works to balance forecasts with finances

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.

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SD2 board moves forward on superintendent evaluations

SD2 board moves forward on superintendent evaluations

School District 2 trustees will be busy over the next three days as they fill out their evaluations of Superintendent Terry Bouck. 

April 07, 2014 8:15 pm Photos

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SD2 gets deal on bond sale, taxpayers to save millions

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.

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Low interest rates could save SD2 millions

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.

December 16, 2013 8:15 pmLoading…
First SD2 bond projects could go out to bid as early as January

First SD2 bond projects could go out to bid as early as January

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.

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Gazette opinion: School law change helps growing districts

Montana school districts with growing enrollment will receive money to educate new students the same year they enroll, thanks to a new state law.

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Enrollment inches up and so does state funding for SD2

Enrollment inches up and so does state funding for SD2

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. 

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Help after Sept. 7 rains was much appreciated

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 …

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Gazette opinion: School bond makes sense for kids, taxpayers

Gazette opinion: School bond makes sense for kids, taxpayers

The argument for upgrading Billings schools is clear:

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SD2 bond opponent goes on record; district's finance officer disagrees

SD2 bond opponent goes on record; district's finance officer disagrees

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. 

October 11, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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SD2 planning committee inches closer to formalizing November bond

SD2 planning committee inches closer to formalizing November 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.

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Big to small to in-between, school districts appreciate new funding bill

Big to small to in-between, school districts appreciate new funding bill

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.”

May 19, 2013 12:10 am Photos

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Two SD2 board members intend to reverse vote on building project

Two SD2 board members intend to reverse vote on building project

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.

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Gazette opinion: Wanted: A few more good trustee candidates

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.

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Gazette opinion: Talking to neighbors puts SD2 on right track for pact

The intent of this section is to increase the flexibility and efficiency of school districts without an increase in local taxes.

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Gazette opinion: Revenue debate: Breaks ripple across tax base

Gazette opinion: Revenue debate: Breaks ripple across tax base

When it comes to paying taxes, Yellowstone County property owners are in the same boat.

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Changes at local, state level force tax increase for SD2

A new state law and a reassessment of the taxable value of industrial business equipment has left School District 2 short this year.

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Gazette opinion: Summer school helps, but not enough

Gazette opinion: Summer school helps, but not enough

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.

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SD2 bonds set to be sold

SD2 bonds set to be sold

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. 

July 12, 2012 6:45 pmLoading…

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