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Jan 24, 2012 9:29 AM by Amanda Venegas

Billings School Board focuses on bonds and reboundary issues

BILLINGS - Billings School Board moves forward on plans to fix up schools at a great deal. Billings School District Two has qualified for $5.8 million in federal bonds called Qualified Zone Academy Bonds.

If the school board and voters approve the bonds, district taxpayers would pay 27 cents for every dollar.

Monday night, board trustees discussed how they would spend the money and district officials outlined some of the schools that are in need of renovations and new roofs.

Chair Teresa Stroebe says the bonds are a great deal and would help fix up a handful of schools.

"It's an amazing thing for us to get and we don't lose any money. It's over $5.5 million and we already have projects to keep the schools warm dry and safe," said Teresa Stroebe, Billings School Board Chair.

Additionally, the board talked about plans to change board and committee structures. Trustees also began looking at the technology it will use to help create updated reboundary lines.

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