HELENA — School officials from Billings, Helena and Missoula testified Monday both for and against a bill that would allow some elementary school districts in Montana to vote on building and operating a new high school.
CASPER, Wyo. — A new coalition of seven Wyoming school districts says the state Legislature has shortchanged K-12 funding by $151 million in recent years by failing to keep up with inflation.
GILLETTE — A school district in the heart of Wyoming’s coal country received a grant last year to train teachers in the types of higher-level thinking outlined by the Next Generation Science Standards, a set of K-12 benchmarks recently criticized in Wyoming for their emphasis on global clima…
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Education is allowing 19 school districts to exceed the state mandated student-teacher ratio in kindergarten through third grade during the 2014-15 school year.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Two proposals that would have allowed firearms in Wyoming schools were among the bills that died Friday when a legislative deadline passed.
Recently, there has been talk about whether there are “alternatives” to the bond our district is running over the next several weeks. I would like to assure the city of Billings that this bond is not only the best option for our schools and our city, it is the only logical option.
Billings Public Schools’ $122.3 million bond issue raises many questions for voters, such as:
More than half of the 30 Lockwood residents who showed up at a public meeting Tuesday night said they would be willing to tax themselves to pay for paved walkways and streetlights in their community, and another quarter said they would be willing to pay for only sidewalks.
Tuesday was a great day for Billings. A record number of voters participated in school elections and strong majorities approved levies to hire needed more K-6 teachers and to start providing educational technology for K-8 students.
In addition to Billings, elections were held across the region.
The future of our local public schools is in voters’ hands today. School election ballots arrived in the mail Saturday.
Billings School District 2 trustees voted unanimously 7-0 to put an initiative on a May ballot to approve a mill levy for the sole purpose of hiring teachers to address the overcrowding and accreditation issues facing our schools. The Billings Chamber of Commerce/CVB board of directors voted…
A statewide coalition of public education advocates won bipartisan support for comprehensive education funding reform when the Montana Senate voted 32-17 on Saturday to send Senate Bill 175 to the House.
The Wyoming School Facilities Commission plans to discuss school district funding requests at its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday in Cheyenne.
POLSON — They’ve had buckets catching water leaking through the ceiling in the high school computer lab and ceiling tiles come crashing down in the library.
It is unfortunate that the educational leadership of our state’s largest school district is once again blaming their school funding problems on the state’s funding formula. Weighting of funding based on size has been cited as an educationally relevant factor over and over in the courts acros…
When all nine Billings Public Schools trustees talked Thursday night about the district’s comprehensive master planning process, civility and sincerity reigned.
I am writing to make area taxpayers aware of a situation happening at School District 2 and how it affects the areas surrounding Billings with independent elementary districts that feed into District 2 for high school.
If all the school districts in Montana were the size of Billings Public Schools, there would be only nine districts in the whole state. But there are 317 districts, according to the Montana Office of Public Instruction.
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