Community members gathered at Sandstone Elementary School on Wednesday night and questioned school district leaders about growth and where best to build new middle schools.
Of the three races for seats on the School District 2 board open this May, only one will be contested.
Students from all four Billings high schools and 14 area high schools are participating in the District 9 Music Festival on Monday and Tuesday in downtown Billings.
School District 2 trustees voted Wednesday night on a plan that would see two middle schools built in the next three years, along with massive upgrades to McKinley and Broadwater elementary schools.
Architects Noah Greenbe from DLR Group and Kim Olsen, left, from O2 Architects lead a discussion with the school board to prioritize goals on new facilities in the school district.
It's decision time for the Billings School District 2 board.
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.
Trustees voted to approve the master facilities plan draft report at Monday night's School District 2 board meeting, but questions about how best to move forward with the information were left on the table.
School District 2 trustees met Thursday as the planning and development committee and talked about what to do with Rimrock Elementary School, which was closed in 2008.
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.
Community members gathered Thursday night and voiced opinions on School District 2's growing master facilities plan and its call for new school construction.
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.
The third in a series of community meetings centered on the master facilities plan currently under way in School District 2 focused on the educational capacity of SD2 schools.
Money that voters agreed to borrow for a new downtown library will benefit our city long before the new building opens its doors.