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Gazette opinion: 3 women chosen to lead Billings schools

Gazette opinion: 3 women chosen to lead Billings schools

The Billings school board will have two new faces later this month when Tanya Ludwig and Susan Layton replace Travis Kemp and Travis Smith.

May 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Deadline approaches to file for SD2 board race

Just three weeks left to file for the School District 2 board race.

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Gazette opinion: Take advantage of candidate education

If you are coping with the first day of your student’s Christmas vacation, you probably aren’t thinking about Billings school board elections.

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Gazette opinion: Trustees must take the lead on bond issue

Gazette opinion: Trustees must take the lead on bond issue

Tonight the Billings school board will consider the recommendations gleaned from more than a year of careful planning and research. The time has come for trustees to endorse a sound solution to the overcrowding that has affected students in all of our 22 elementary schools.

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SD2 trustees vote unanimously for school construction plan

SD2 trustees vote unanimously for school construction plan

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. 

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SD2 board meets to try again on facilities vote

SD2 board meets to try again on facilities vote

School District 2 trustees will meet Wednesday night to vote again on plans to build new schools and update aging buildings.

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Gazette opinion: School board must unite before ballot

Toward the end of a seven-hour meeting Monday, Billings trustees voted 4-3 to support $135 million in future K-8 school construction and expansion.

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SD2 trustees change their minds on school construction timeline

SD2 trustees change their minds on school construction timeline

In what seems like a bit of buyer's remorse, two trustees on the School District 2 board said Tuesday they had changed their minds on a vote they cast during Monday night's meeting. 

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40 Under 40: Travis Kemp, owner, Wooden Nickel Refinishing and Woodcraft Inc.

40 Under 40: Travis Kemp, owner, Wooden Nickel Refinishing and Woodcraft Inc.

A dresser once slathered with pink paint looks like it just left the showroom.

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Travis Kemp

Travis Kemp

DAVID GRUBBS/Gazette Staff Travis Kemp’s furniture refinishing business, Wooden Nickel Refinishing and Woodcraft Inc., got its start in Kemp’s garage.

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SD2 board sets course for hiring interim superintendent

In a 5-4 vote, the School District 2 board decided to advertise regionally for its interim superintendent rather than hire a company to search nationwide.

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Assistant superintendents lead SD2 until interim named; board calls meeting to elect new chair

Assistant superintendents lead SD2 until interim named; board calls meeting to elect new chair

With its superintendent now out the door and at least two more weeks until an interim is named, leadership of Billings School District 2 has fallen to its two new assistant superintendents.

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SD2 trustees look to set agenda for meeting, likely will discuss Beeman's future

SD2 trustees look to set agenda for meeting, likely will discuss Beeman's future

The Billings School District 2 board will meet next week to create the agenda for its next meeting and, in so doing, decide which options are still available to them in figuring out Superintendent Keith Beeman's future with SD2.

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Gazette opinion: Trustees must work on superintendent issues

The Billings school board’s vote Tuesday against extending the superintendent’s contract through June 2014 isn’t the end of this issue. Rather, the nine trustees must now move forward to address concerns with Keith Beeman’s performance and determine next steps for directing the district’s to…

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Beeman 'did not choose words well,' individual meetings not secret

It was a poor choice of words.

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Gazette opinion: Uncontested trustee races leave voters out

When Montana’s largest school districts need trustee candidates, very few answer that call.

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SD2 board trustee candidates will be sworn in with no election

No ballots will go out in the Billings School District 2 board race and the four registered candidates simply will be sworn into office next month.

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Few choose to run in SD2 board elections

The Billings School District 2 board election may be completely uncontested come May 3.

March 24, 2011 5:55 pmLoading…
4 seats open in upcoming SD2 board elections

4 seats open in upcoming SD2 board elections

The Billings School District 2 board is looking at another big election year.

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Gazette opinion: School trustee candidates needed, 5 days left to file

Montana’s largest school district will have four trustee vacancies in May. So far, only one candidate has filed.

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