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Fundraisers coming up for new Lockwood playground

Fundraisers coming up for new Lockwood playground | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
A group raising funds to construct a new Lockwood playground is almost halfway to their goal and is hosting several upcoming events.
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Community discusses how to feed the 1 in 3 Montanans going hungry

Community discusses how to feed the 1 in 3 Montanans going hungry | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
The numbers can’t tell the story of hunger’s debilitating effect, especially on children, but they do point out the extent of the local hunger challenge.
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4th-graders give Tester, Juneau earful about testing load, glitches

4th-graders give Tester, Juneau earful about testing load, glitches | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
If there’s one thing 26 standardized tests teaches a fourth-grader, it’s preparation.
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Why are so many states replacing Common Core with carbon copies? - The Hechinger Report

Why are so many states replacing Common Core with carbon copies? - The Hechinger Report | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
Getting a fresh set of standards should be easy in a state where Common Core is opposed 39 percent to 51 percent, right? Louisiana is poised to join the roster of states putting the Common Core standards under review. But in states that have scuttled the standards, namely South Carolina and Indiana, the replacement standards …
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Dunwell, Cohenour were deceptive in column

Dunwell, Cohenour were deceptive in column | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
Politics, it has been said, is the art of deception. And few people have demonstrated their skill at the art of deception better than Sen. Jill Cohenour and Rep. Mary
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Gazette opinion: Start investing in Montana 4-year-olds

Gazette opinion: Start investing in Montana 4-year-olds | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
On a chilly February morning, Yellowstone County’s top law enforcement officers held a press conference to urge support for crime prevention by investing in preschoolers.
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Lockwood Middle School Holds It's Own Science Fair For the First Time

Lockwood Middle School Holds It's Own Science Fair For the First Time | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
For the first time ever, Lockwood Middle School holds its own science fair.
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Corvallis teachers attend presentation on grading

Corvallis teachers attend presentation on grading | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
CORVALLIS – While students at Corvallis schools were sleeping in or hitting the slopes on Presidents’ Day, their teachers were at a presentation in Hamilton learning about grading alternatives and
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Bypass needs to take pedestrian safety into account

On Feb. 4, I attended the Lockwood Pedestrian Safety District meeting in regards to the Billings Bypass. There has been one child too many killed in Lockwood because of unsafe
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If Graduation Matters, So Should Lockwood Issue

"Graduation Matters."
Does it? When does it matter?
Does it only matter for certain students? Does it still matter even when one district stands to lose money to another? Or, does not being part of the "right neighborhood" justify sacrificing the futures for some kids over othe
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‘Graduation Matters’ should apply to all students | Lockwood Montana

‘Graduation Matters’ should apply to all students | Lockwood Montana | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
This editorial was originally published in the Yellowstone County News issue January 30, 2015.

 
Editorial By Evelyn Pyburn
“Graduation Matters...
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Plan to prevent pedestrian deaths, injuries on Lockwood streets OK'd by commissioners

Plan to prevent pedestrian deaths, injuries on Lockwood streets OK'd by commissioners | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
A plan to improve pedestrian safety in Lockwood got the green light from the Yellowstone County commission Tuesday.
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More students getting college degrees in high school

More students getting college degrees in high school | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
Captions for the photos: No. 1: Brayan Guevara holds his degree from St. Cloud Technical & Community College and diploma from Albany High School during his graduation party June 19 at North Park in Albany,
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'Passionate about the kids': After nearly 5 decades, educator, referee retires

'Passionate about the kids': After nearly 5 decades, educator, referee retires | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
Harold Olson has worn many different hats during his 47 years in education, from teacher to school system president. But he found a common theme.
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For Youth of the Year candidate, responsibility comes natural

For Youth of the Year candidate, responsibility comes natural | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
Hope Peak has plenty she could dwell on.
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Six of the nation’s largest school districts dump polystyrene trays

Six of the nation’s largest school districts dump polystyrene trays | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
The Urban School Food Alliance has commissioned a lunch dish that can be turned into compost after use.
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New campaign finance law praised, but some say it needs to be toughened : Politics

New campaign finance law praised, but some say it needs to be toughened : Politics | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
HELENA — National authorities are praising Montana’s new campaign finance law as a vast improvement over the state’s former law, but they say it still needs toughening up to end
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Gazette opinion: Montana Legislature’s biggest interim assignment

Gazette opinion: Montana Legislature’s biggest interim assignment | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
Among many interim studies authorized by the 2015 Legislature one stands out for its tremendous potential to affect the future of communities statewide.
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Gazette opinion: Speak up now for Billings high school students, taxpayers

Gazette opinion: Speak up now for Billings high school students, taxpayers | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
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The Gazette is once again off base on their position.

 

As I testified during the House Education hearing, Lockwood is not interested in the division of assets.  We just do not want Billings to close their borders to Lockwood students that want to continue to attend their high schools.

 

I do not understand why there is so much concern from the AA districts regarding non-voted levies: these can all be factored in to the negotiated transition levy under the current bill language.  We fully expect to make their Building Reserve, Technology Fund, etc. whole during the transition.  This is not an elaborate scheme to avoid paying a few mills!  Eventually there should be a savings to taxpayers due to a reduction in the Transportation Fund.

 

The impact on Billings HS taxpayers for these non-General Fund accounts is estimated at 1.6 mils.  The impact on the general Fund will zero out after their increased averaging for ANB ends.  These calculations are assuming that the taxable value in Billings stays stagnant, as the area grows this impact becomes less and less.  

 

The actual truth is that Billings HS taxpayers will likely not even see a noticeable increase!

 

Please contact me if you have any questions.

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Sen. Llew Jones explains SB 328: His ‘Education is the Best Bet’ bill

Sen. Llew Jones explains SB 328: His ‘Education is the Best Bet’ bill | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
The pace is hectic as the midpoint of the legislature is Friday. Major policy bills, including the CSKT Water Compact, Montana Healthcare, and Dark Money rules, are generating statewide controversy. Out of area special interests are looking to buy influence via both radio and print ads, inferring threats of primaries against non-compliant legislators. Bills get spun into what they are not, and “black helicopters” are being seen everywhere. Sadly, this is politics as usual.
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K-8 expansion: Districts would not be forced

In his Missoulian opinion (Feb. 12), Missoula County Public Schools Superintendent Alex Apostle does a thorough job of outlining the many good things that District 1 has done and lists
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Study: High-quality early education could reduce costs

Duke University study shows that early educational programs can reduce learning disabilities.
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