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Billings Public Schools, Montana
|Billings Public Schools|
|Superintendent:||Terry Nelsen Bouck|
|Number of schools:||29|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Allen J. Halter|
About the districtYellowstone County, Montana. The county seat of Yellowstone County is Billings. Billings is home to 104,167 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau. Billings is the largest school district in Montana, serving 16,328 students during the 2013-2014 school year.
Billings outperformed in comparison to the rest of Montana in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 30.6 percent of Billings residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 28.5 percent for Montana as a whole. The median household income in Billings was $48,074 compared to $45,456 for the state of Montana. The poverty rate in Billings was 13.1 percent compared to 14.8 percent for the entire state.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
Terry Nelsen Bouck is the superintendent of Billings Public Schools. He has served in this role since July 2012. Prior to serving in this role, Bouck served as a classroom teacher and assistant superintendent in Tacoma Public Schools. He also served as superintendent of Peninsula School District. Bouck earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Central Washington University and his superintendent's certificate from Seattle Pacific University.
The Billings Board of Trustees is composed of nine members serving three-year terms.
|Billings Board of Trustees|
|Greta Besch Moen||3||2016|
|Teresa Stroebe||High School District A||2015|
|Susan Layton||High School District B||2017|
School board elections
- See also: Billings Public Schools elections (2015)
Members of the Billings Board of Trustees are elected to three-year terms. Three seats were up for election in 2014, and four seats will be up for election in 2015.
|Expenditures by Category|
|School Year||Staff Expenses||Student Services||Operational Expenses||Debt Service||Other||Budget Total|
|Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget|
Billings Public Schools employed 1,920 K-12 teachers during the 2012-2013 school year. Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses with raises at credit intervals. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule negotiated between the district and the Billings Education Association for 2013-2014:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
|B.A. + 15||36,640||51,084|
|B.A. + 30||37,826||54,266|
|Master's/BA + 60||40,443||59,928|
|MA + 15/BA + 75||41,888||62,273|
|MA + 30/BA + 90||43,411||66,402|
|MA + 45/BA + 105||44,857||68,824|
Schools in Billings Public Schools
Billings Public Schools served 16,328 students during the 2013-2014 school year. Billings Public Schools does not publicly archive enrollment data.
Billings Public Schools operates 29 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Billings Public Schools|
|Alkali Creek Elementary|
|Big Sky Elementary|
|Career Center High|
|Castle Rock Middle|
|Central Heights Elementary|
|Eagle Cliffs Elementary|
|Lewis & Clark Middle|
|Miles Avenue Elementary|
|Poly Drive Elementary|
|Rose Park Elementary|
|Will James Middle|
Montana holds annual measurable objectives in reading and math. The latest available data is from the 2012-2013 school year. The percent of Billings Public Schools students demonstrating proficiency in reading and math continued to exceed the annual proficiency goals set by the state. The district's high school completion rate was 82.5 percent in 2013. All schools met the required participation rate.
|Billings Public Schools Proficiency 2012-2013|
|Subject||Total % Proficient||% Below Basic||% Basic||% Proficient||% Advanced|
|High School Reading||80||46||34||10||10|
|High School Math||54||23||31||34||12|
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- Montana Office of Public Instruction
- Montana School Boards Association
- Rob Rogers, Billings Gazette, "Fewer kids are dropping out of SD2 high schools," February 4, 2014
- Billings Schools.org, "About Billings Public Schools," accessed April 8, 2014
- Billings Public Schools, "Budget," accessed December 17, 2013
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- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
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- Billings Public Schools, "Board of Trustees," accessed April 8, 2014
- Yellowstone County, Montana, "Election Candidates: School District #2," accessed March 5, 2014
- Billings Public Schools, "Annual Operating Budget," accessed November 25, 2013
- Billings Schools.org, "Salary Schedules," accessed April 8, 2014
- Billings Schools.org, "Schools," accessed April 8, 2014
- Montana Office of Public Instruction, "Montana's No Child Left Behind Report Card (NCLB)," accessed April 8, 2014