Posted: Jul 30, 2013 6:25 PM by Q2 News
BILLINGS - Governor Steve Bullock spent the day in Billings. While he was here, he took time to stop by Bitterroot Elementary School. The purpose of the visit was to see how Billings School District 2 is dealing with capacity issues.
Superintendent Terry Bouck says Bitterroot Elementary is a perfect example of adjusting building space to create classrooms. Student enrollment at the elementary is expected to increase by 40 new kids this fall.
"Looking forward, a school like this, they're doing what they need to, to meet the growth and the demand," said Governor Steve Bullock. "When the principal even says alright, I'll take my office and essentially cut it in half, so there's more room for students. Our educators are doing all of the right things and we as the community and the public policy makers need to support that."
A bond issue for two new schools will appear on the ballot this November. Bouck says even if the bond passes there will still be three years of dealing with capacity issues until the schools open.