I will be resigning my position on the Billings School District 2 board, effective May 19, because I have accepted a position with a company in South Dakota and will be leaving the Billings area.
School District 2 board trustee Lindy Graves announced his resignation Monday morning as he prepares to take a new job in South Dakota.
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.
Please vote for John Quandt for City Council. In the time that I have known Quandt, he has been great to work with on school board-related issues. He is passionate about government and wanting to hold people accountable for their actions and our tax dollars.
It started with the bus drivers.
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.
The future of our local public schools is in voters’ hands today. School election ballots arrived in the mail Saturday.
April is the busiest month for off-year elections. Montana law requires that public school districts elect school board members on the first Tuesday in May. Generally, school boards also put levy questions to voters at the same May election.
Of the three races for seats on the School District 2 board open this May, only one will be contested.
Three seats on the School District 2 board are up for grabs on May 7, and applications to run in the election are due at the end of the month.
A School District 2 committee will spend the next several months examining the boundaries of trustee zones to make recommendations on how best to adjust them to account for updated U.S. Census data.
The zones represented by School District 2 trustees could be adjusted as the board looks at population shifts shown in the 2010 U.S. Census.
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.
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 intent of this section is to increase the flexibility and efficiency of school districts without an increase in local taxes.
Just two of School District 2's nine trustees showed up for the board's special meeting Monday night.
I would like to thank the community for voting "yes" for the two bond issues. They will go a long way to fixing our buildings and reducing the deferred maintenance and energy costs. I would also like to thank "support your schools" and our volunteers. There are great things going on in Billi…
After this week, I have to wonder where peoples' priorities are. The focus has been on one trustee's actions, when others have done the same or worse.
There aren’t enough hours in a day to explain everything that has gone wrong over the past two years with School District 2’s efforts to project enrollment data that can be used for crucial budgeting, busing and facility decisions.