Lines being drawn by 24 volunteers and a consultant will change where more than 1,000 Billings students go to school.
The West End middle school now has the blessing of the School District 2 Board of Trustees, which decided Monday to proceed with the project that voters already approved last year.
A new middle school on the West End, already approved by voters, could get the final go-ahead from School District 2’s board of trustees on Monday.
Families with a stake in where their children go to school can get their opinions on the map Tuesday evening.
The instructions were simple.
School District 2 administrators said Tuesday they are confident the district still needs two new middle schools in the Heights and West End — and will have the funds to operate them.
The committee assigned to redraw Billings elementary school enrollment boundaries will hold its fourth monthly meeting on Tuesday.
Contrary to expectations, the final enrollment tally shows the number of students attending Billings School District 2 this year did not rise, but officials say that could lend flexibility to the district in years to come.
As the enrollment boundaries for Billings elementary and middle schools are redrawn, continuity could be restored to a network of special needs classrooms that has been fragmented by space shortages.
The findings of an investigation into bullying allegations made by the father of Zoey Not Afraid, the 11-year-old Riverside student who died by suicide last month, will be announced on Monday, School District 2 Superintendent Terry Bouck said.
This year, teachers in Billings School District 2 have a lab of their own.
One by one, seven Billings teachers explained their ideas to administrators who had dropped by to listen.
Sue Runkle’s students are everywhere.
School District 2 gained a new trustee Monday as Joe Raffiani was appointed to the open seat on the school board.
Members of the School District 2 boundary committee got their hands on three draft scenarios Tuesday night and quickly dissected them.
Two residents have submitted applications to fill the open seat on the School District 2 Board of Trustees.
During an August school board meeting, School District 2 Superintendent Terry Bouck asked trustees if they could recite the district’s mission statement, which hangs on a banner behind board members.
Early numbers indicate that enrollment in School District 2 could come up short of projected increases for a second straight year.
The 26 residents charged with redrawing School District 2 elementary and middle school boundaries were encouraged to “take off the parent hat” during the group’s first meeting Wednesday.
A former School District 2 administrator who admitted to stealing and pawning thousands of dollars worth of school electronics over a period of months was given six years of probation Friday and the chance to clear her record of a felony theft conviction.