Master Facilities Plan
With School District 2 preparing to seek more than $100 million in bonds from voters this fall, officials have sent surveys to the community to gauge its response.
The Billings School District 2 board welcomed new Trustee Kevin Toohill at Monday night's meeting, while bidding farewell to Trustee Connie Wardell.
In what seems like a bit of buyer's remorse, two trustees on the School District 2 board said Tuesday they had changed their minds on a vote they cast during Monday night's meeting.
School District 2 officials are looking toward the next step in the master facilities planning process after a vote at Monday night's board meeting cleared the way for new school construction.
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.
School District 2 trustees will meet Monday night to discuss the ongoing facilities master plan process and vote on which option of the plan to pursue.
At a special meeting Wednesday night, trustees saw what School District 2 could look like if its school boundaries had no boundary islands and what it would cost the district to staff a few newly built schools.
More than 50 people gathered at McKinley Elementary School on Tuesday night to hear about the next step in School District 2's facility planning process and to ask hard questions of the district leaders.
In the next few years, sixth-graders in School District 2 are likely to join middle school, leaving behind their elementary school counterparts, as trustees move forward with a plan to modernize the school district.
Boulder Elementary — like many schools in School District 2 — shares its gym space with its cafeteria.
A planning firm presented the community with five choices Tuesday night on how best to address the school building maintenance and space needs of School District 2. Each option called for the construction of new schools.
School District 2 will continue shaping its master facilities plan with a community workshop Tuesday night.
Many of the buildings in School District 2 scored low on physical-facility tests performed by the assessment firm hired to evaluate each of the district's schools.
Armed with clickers, roughly 50 parents, community members and School District 2 staff members offered up their opinions on what needs to happen with SD2's many aging schools at a special meeting Tuesday night at Lewis and Clark Middle School.