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Montana School Boards Association

Lockwood school board earns 'Golden Gavel' for 25th straight year

The Lockwood school board earned its 25th consecutive Golden Gavel award from the Montana School Boards Association last month, an achievement that is considered unparalleled among school districts in the state.

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Early voting. In Yellowstone County, 18,308 ballots had been returned to the county elections office by the weekend. Voting early is a popular option in Montana’s largest population county where the election staff is working overtime. Among 77,760 active voters registered in the county, 50,…

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Bill would let Montana students leave guns in locked cars

Bill would let Montana students leave guns in locked cars

HELENA — A Montana lawmaker told colleagues Friday that students should be allowed to leave their guns locked in cars without fear of expulsion, a proposal opposed by those who argue the weapons have no place on school grounds.

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Broad education coalition kicks off push for sweeping K-12 school-funding bill

HELENA — A broad coalition of school groups pitched its sweeping public-school funding plan Tuesday, saying it offers a rare chance to boost money for schools, cut property taxes and link both to natural-resource development in Montana.

January 22, 2013 4:07 pm Photos


Bill to combine school, state elections draws criticism

Bill to combine school, state elections draws criticism

HELENA — A move to combine primary elections with school elections drew support from some individuals Monday but met with strong opposition from school and election officials.

January 21, 2013 7:08 pm Photos



Butte School District will pay $70K to settle 2008 free speech case

The Butte School District will pay $70,000 to a former Butte High valedictorian whose free-speech rights were violated in 2008.

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Complaint alleges St. Regis principal knew of inappropriate relationship

The third-year principal of St. Regis Schools now knows the nature of a complaint that resulted in her suspension more than three weeks ago.

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Suspended St. Regis principal objects to investigation by MSBA

The principal of St. Regis Schools remains on paid administrative leave and in the dark about why she’s there.

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SD2 board talks facility plans, paperless agendas

School District 2 trustees are looking at ways to save paper and money, and Monday night they discussed the option of switching from paper to electronic agendas.

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Lockwood trustees seek public's help in superintendent search

The Lockwood School Board of Trustees will hold a public meeting to gather community input in its search to replace Superintendent Eileen Johnson, who announced her retirement earlier this year.

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Gazette opinion: Want more money for schools? Tell your legislators

Calling Montana public school funding “complex” is an understatement.

September 22, 2011 12:00 am Related Loading…

Guest opinion: State land revenues essential to schools

In a Sept. 14 guest opinion, leaders of two Montana education associations questioned the accuracy of statements by Department of Natural Resources Conservation officials regarding how state trust revenues support K-12 education.

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Guest opinion: Stop diverting state land money away from schools

The State Department of Natural Resources is once again trying to lead the public into believing that an increase in state land revenues results in increased funding for Montana’s public schools. And unfortunately, when the department goes fishing for news coverage of this incorrect assertio…

September 14, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Schweitzer veto of House bill creates school funding shortage

HELENA — Gov. Brian Schweitzer’s veto this week of an obscure budget bill may end up shorting public schools some $7.5 million next year — although the final outcome may not be decided until two years from now.

May 06, 2011 5:32 pmLoading…

New, tentative deal reached on K-12 school funding

HELENA — Leading lawmakers have reached a new, tentative deal to fund public schools that includes inflationary increases of state funds over two years, new oil-and-gas money to help pay the bill, and restrictions on school district reserve funds.

April 21, 2011 4:10 pmLoading…

SD2 board mulls MTSBA membership, says goodbye to two trustees

It was an evening of recognitions and goodbyes.

April 18, 2011 10:45 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Encourage legislators to focus on K-12 schools' needs

As we near the end of the 2011 Legislature, with 10 days left as of Monday, legislators are going to have to switch into high gear if they are going to adjourn having met the needs of K-12 public education. A key problem at this point is that in addition to several legislators from both part…

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Stiffarm selected to MHSA board

HELENA -- Lee Stiffarm of Billings has been selected by Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau to serve as her appointee to the MHSA Executive Board.

April 03, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
4 seats open in upcoming SD2 board elections

4 seats open in upcoming SD2 board elections

The Billings School District 2 board is looking at another big election year.

March 19, 2011 1:00 amLoading…
Laurel SD superintendent to step down in June

Laurel SD superintendent to step down in June

Laurel School District's superintendent announced he will leave at the end of the school year and the board will begin its search for a replacement this month.

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