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School districts team up to lobby for more money

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.

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In coal country, schools test new science standards

In coal country, schools test new science standards

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…

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19 Wyoming school districts get waivers for student-teacher ratio

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.

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2 proposals to allow guns in Wyoming schools die

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Two proposals that would have allowed firearms in Wyoming schools were among the bills that died Friday when a legislative deadline passed.

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Guest opinion: Bond best option for Billings' school building needs

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.

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Gazette opinion: Time to study Billings K-8 school bond issue

Billings Public Schools’ $122.3 million bond issue raises many questions for voters, such as:

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Lockwood residents indicate willingness to pay for paths, streetlights

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.

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Gazette opinion: Billings voted, our 11,000 school kids won

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.

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Election results tally up in school districts across county

In addition to Billings, elections were held across the region.

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Gazette opinion: Vote today: Support your local schools

Gazette opinion: Vote today: Support your local schools

The future of our local public schools is in voters’ hands today. School election ballots arrived in the mail Saturday.

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Guest opinion: Let's work together in supporting elementary school levies

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…

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Gazette opinion: Plan to upgrade schools deserves support

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.

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School district funding requests on Wyoming School Facilities Commission agenda

School district funding requests on Wyoming School Facilities Commission agenda

The Wyoming School Facilities Commission plans to discuss school district funding requests at its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday in Cheyenne.

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Polson school district seeks bond to replace 42-year-old roof

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.

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Guest opinion: Funding formula history shows fairness to schools

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…

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Gazette opinion: What does master planning mean for SD2?

Gazette opinion: What does master planning mean for SD2?

When all nine Billings Public Schools trustees talked Thursday night about the district’s comprehensive master planning process, civility and sincerity reigned.

December 10, 2012 12:00 am Related Loading…

Guest opinion: SD2 interlocal pact could cost feeder districts

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.

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Gazette opinion: State formula shortchanges big school students

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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Weekday Sampler: Three things to do in Billings this week

Suggestions from the Enjoy Bloggers on events and activities to attend this week:

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Gazette opinion: Support your schools: Start with repair bonds, tech levy

Gazette opinion: Support your schools: Start with repair bonds, tech levy

Billings Public Schools is asking voters to consider seven spending questions on the May 8 ballot, which will arrive in our mailboxes around April 19.

April 15, 2012 12:10 amLoading…

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