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Demolition begins at McKinley

Demolition begins at McKinley

By late Tuesday morning, the annex building at McKinley Elementary School was little more than heaps of rubble and a few support beams, marking the next step in a major renovation of the 100-plus-year-old school.

July 01, 2014 12:48 pm Photos

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Broadwater and McKinley begin major renovations

Broadwater and McKinley begin major renovations

Rain or shine, renovations on Broadwater and McKinley elementary schools will be on track for an August 2015 completion.

June 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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SD2 hopes to finish air conditioning work at Senior High with grant money

SD2 hopes to finish air conditioning work at Senior High with grant money

It seemed unseasonably warm through much of May and still most of Senior High stayed cool and comfortable.

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Summer comes a day early for Broadwater, McKinley; renovations begin Friday

Summer comes a day early for Broadwater, McKinley; renovations begin Friday

Students at Broadwater and McKinley elementary schools get extra day of summer vacation.

June 05, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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SD2 moves into next phase of facilities management

As School District 2 gears up to launch nearly 60 maintenance projects this summer, district officials have restructured its facilities management team to handle the load.

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Gazette opinion: Elementary lessons in energy savings

Lew Anderson is a weather watcher. By the middle of last week, the Billings school district’s facilities director had determined that subzero weekend forecasts necessitated heating school buildings Sunday and Monday nights as if they were occupied to prevent pipes from freezing. Most of our …

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SD2 board and city council discuss levies and pedestrian safety

City and school leaders are looking at ways to make it safer for pedestrians to walk to downtown and midtown schools.

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SD2 names builders for McKinley, Broadwater renovation projects

SD2 names builders for McKinley, Broadwater renovation projects

School District 2 has hired two local builders to tackle the rebuilding and renovations for McKinley and Broadwater elementary schools.

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Security projects for SD2 elementary schools nearing completion

Security projects for SD2 elementary schools nearing completion

Billings elementary schools are close to getting their layer of electronic protection. 

January 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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SD2 board formalizes decision to build first in the Heights

The School District 2 board marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day with flourish; trustees heard a speech by former Billings Mayor Chuck Tooley, approved the Heights middle school for construction and celebrated the sale of $80 million in bonds.

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SD2 committee recommends building Heights middle school first

SD2 committee recommends building Heights middle school first

The first of the two new middle schools to be built by School District 2 over the next two years will likely start in the Heights.

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Gazette opinion: Building up all Billings schools matters most

Last week when Billings Public Schools leaders asked community members to comment on plans for two new middle schools, the question on many minds was: Which one gets built first?

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SD2 officials field questions from parents about location of new middle school

Anticipating the crowd, Superintendent Terry Bouck went with the preemptive strike. 

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Western romance: Panel talks about firearms culture in Montana at YAM

Western romance: Panel talks about firearms culture in Montana at YAM

Firearms may help define who we are as Americans and Montanans, but their role in such developments as an increasing distrust of the government was up for debate Thursday evening during a panel discussion at the Yellowstone Art Museum.

December 05, 2013 9:35 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Billings wins with school bond vote

Gazette opinion: Billings wins with school bond vote

Thanks, Billings.

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Downtown community comes out to hear SD2 bond presentations

The Glantz sisters sat down in the McKinley Elementary School auditorium Tuesday night, curious to learn what Billings School District 2 had planned for the century-old building. 

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Gazette opinion: Time to study Billings K-8 school bond issue

Billings Public Schools’ $122.3 million bond issue raises many questions for voters, such as:

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SD2 gears up for final push on construction bond

SD2 gears up for final push on construction bond

As School District 2 officials see it, this might be their best shot.

September 15, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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SD2 wraps up dozens of summer construction projects

SD2 wraps up dozens of summer construction projects

School starts Wednesday for most Billings students, and construction crews across the city are rushing to finish projects started when classes let out in June.

August 23, 2013 12:00 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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