Contrary to expectations, the final enrollment tally shows the number of students attending Billings School District 2 this year did not rise, but officials say that could lend flexibility to the district in years to come.
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.
Rain or shine, renovations on Broadwater and McKinley elementary schools will be on track for an August 2015 completion.
It seemed unseasonably warm through much of May and still most of Senior High stayed cool and comfortable.
Students at Broadwater and McKinley elementary schools get extra day of summer vacation.
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.
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 …
City and school leaders are looking at ways to make it safer for pedestrians to walk to downtown and midtown schools.
School District 2 has hired two local builders to tackle the rebuilding and renovations for McKinley and Broadwater elementary schools.
Billings elementary schools are close to getting their layer of electronic protection.
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.
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.
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?
Anticipating the crowd, Superintendent Terry Bouck went with the preemptive strike.
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.
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.
Billings Public Schools’ $122.3 million bond issue raises many questions for voters, such as:
As School District 2 officials see it, this might be their best shot.
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.