I'm one of the 28,000 Montanans who registered on Election Day and voted. I've voted in every election including 12 years voting absentee when we lived overseas. After moving home to Montana to take care of our parents, registering to vote slipped my mind though I was prepared on the issues.…
I am proud that the City Council has developed a nondiscrimination ordinance and spent hours listening to input. I want to see the council take responsibility for making a decision that is properly noticed and gives opportunity for public participation. The prior council initiative violated …
Long known for its zeal for helping people register to vote, the League of Women Voters of Billings heard a presentation Thursday on a legislative referral that would ban residents from registering and voting on the same day.
City officials are ready to find a company to devise a downtown parking strategic plan – and they might soon be ready to hire someone to manage various parking interests already in place.
I support the School District 2 bond election. I received an excellent education in Billings Public Schools and I want to share that same blessing with today's students. The district has been open and transparent about the need to repair our aging schools, to rebuild our antiques (Broadwater…
A pair of Billings residents will get their moment with the School District 2 board Monday night when they interview for the seat left vacant by Trustee Pam Ellis.
The School District 2 board made official at its meeting on Monday the vacancy created by Trustee Pam Ellis when she resigned last month.
School District 2 trustees will meet Monday night to declare a vacancy on the board, ratify its labor contracts with two unions and discuss the school site process.
Trustee Pam Ellis, who represents the east side of the Heights and downtown Billings on the School District 2 board, offered her resignation Wednesday night.
School District 2 trustees have voted 4-3 to place on the May ballot a technology levy for SD2's elementary and middle schools.
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.
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 intent of this section is to increase the flexibility and efficiency of school districts without an increase in local taxes.
To the principal of Independent School who states that "AA schools get the lion's share of school funding," that is not correct. Billings has almost 11 percent of all Montana students and we receive less than one half of 1 percent of the total state entitlement dollars. AA schools educate ab…
As a Billings Public Schools trustee, I'm frustrated by Sandy Welch's guest opinion (July 20) that "many members of the board claim they would not to choose to implement many of the options" proposed to address the overcrowding in our elementary classrooms. The options were discussed at a me…
Just two of School District 2's nine trustees showed up for the board's special meeting Monday night.
Please join me in voting yes for the school district bond and levy requests. The bonds and building reserve funds will go toward continuing the repairs that we began when voters approved $12 million in bonds in 2010. All materials were purchased locally and most projects were done by local c…
It was gentle, but a rebuke nonetheless.
Discussion about what to place on the Billings School District 2 board's April 16 agenda Monday night quickly spilled over into trustee bickering and fighting.
Two top administrators at School District 2 threatened last month to file a formal complaint against a board trustee whom they saw as harassing staff members.