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Lindy Graves

Guest opinion: Farewell to Billings, K-12 schools, board service

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.

May 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
SD2 trustee resigns from board to take new job

SD2 trustee resigns from board to take new job

School District 2 board trustee Lindy Graves announced his resignation Monday morning as he prepares to take a new job in South Dakota.

May 12, 2014 10:15 am Photos


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.

January 07, 2014 7:31 pm Related Loading…

Council candidate Quandt passionate about local issues

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.

October 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

SD2 committee looks at adjusting background check and fingerprinting policy

It started with the bus drivers. 

October 11, 2013 4:11 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: Trustees must take the lead on bond issue

Gazette opinion: Trustees must take the lead on bond issue

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.

July 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Gazette opinion: Vote today: Support your local schools

Gazette opinion: Vote today: Support your local schools

The future of our local public schools is in voters’ hands today. School election ballots arrived in the mail Saturday.

April 21, 2013 12:10 am Photos



Gazette opinion: April mail will bring May school ballots

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.

April 04, 2013 12:10 amLoading…
Only one race contested for SD2 board

Only one race contested for SD2 board

Of the three races for seats on the School District 2 board open this May, only one will be contested. 

March 28, 2013 5:00 pm Photos



Deadline to file to run for SD2 school board approaching

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. 

March 06, 2013 6:30 pmLoading…

SD2 board gets to work on trustee zones

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. 

February 19, 2013 8:00 pm Related Loading…

SD2 board to examine trustee zone boundaries adjustments

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. 

February 18, 2013 5:11 pmLoading…

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.

February 04, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Billings’ school building dilemma

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.

January 23, 2013 12:10 amLoading…

SD2 to go for new elementary, 2 new middle schools

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.

January 21, 2013 10:20 pm Related Loading…

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.

October 26, 2012 12:10 amLoading…

Only 2 show for SD2 board meeting

Just two of School District 2's nine trustees showed up for the board's special meeting Monday night.

June 25, 2012 9:20 pmLoading…

SD2 trustee suggests a way forward

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…

May 20, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Let's work together for Billings kids

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.

March 19, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Move on, SD2: Scrap discredited study

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.

March 07, 2012 12:10 amLoading…

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