Billings voters only approved one of two proposed levies for School District 2 on Tuesday. reports that the elementary levy passed by 517 votes while the high school levy failed by exactly one percentage point — or 354 votes.  It’s been 10 years since the last high school levy was approved by voters in 2007.


Superintendent Terry Bouck, who had his contract extended through the 2019 school year, said he appreciated the support of voters, but said losing the high school levy felt like a gut punch.  Meanwhile, Laurel voters defeated both levies on the ballot– set at $440,000 at the elementary school level and just over $187,000 at the high school level.  Vote totals Tuesday night showed the elementary school levy defeated with 60 percent of voters saying no, and less than 40% approved the high school levy.

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