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Central Valley considers athletic, activities fees

Students in the Central Valley School District would pay to participate in athletics and activities during the 2010-’11 school year – $25 for middle school students and $55 for high …


U-Hi student newspapers destroyed

Most copies of the student newspaper at University High School in the Central Valley School District have been destroyed by school officials after offensive remarks appeared.


Parents weigh in on school budget

The Central Valley School District is mulling options for cuts to help make up a possible shortfall in state funds in the 2010-’11 school year. To help the school board …


School board hears wish list

An interim report by the Central Valley School District Capital Facilities Committee includes recommendations for a new elementary school and returning kindergarten center students to their neighborhood schools. The committee …


Central Valley budget cut options decided

The Central Valley School District board of directors decided on a list of potential budget cuts to help offset losses expected when the state budget is approved. The list is …


Math in Progress

Students at Progress Elementary, 710 N. Progress Road, in the Central Valley School District, are voluntarily staying after school. The students – about 140 of them in a school of …


Healthier choices

Brittany Johnson, a sixth-grader at Greenacres Middle School in the Central Valley School District, said she usually brings her lunch to school, but when she works as a lunchroom helper, …


Top administrator salaries for Spokane, Central Valley, Mead school districts

Tables ranking the top administrators by salary for three Spokane-area school districts.


Schools on money quest

A couple years of miserable state finances have school districts looking for money from other sources, with more of them using grants to bridge their budget gaps. Whether that means …


School districts winnow choices for math books

When it comes to math, high school students have long asked the question: “Why do I need to learn this stuff?” Books being considered for a high school math overhaul …


CV could be forced to cut another $3 million

Things are not looking bright at Central Valley, board members learned during Monday’s meeting. The school district stands to lose $3.4 million if Gov. Chris Gregoire’s proposed budget goes through, …


Education despite adversity

Kamitra Maxwell made sure her three children were enrolled in school while the family was living on Spokane streets and in a shelter. “School is important for my children,” she …


Sick days spreading

Swine flu is likely to blame for higher-than-normal absences at Inland Northwest public schools, officials say. East Valley Middle School canceled after-school activities two days in a row because of …


Schools suspect swine flu in early attendence drop

Swine flu is likely to blame for higher-than-normal absences at Inland Northwest public schools, officials say.


Teacher back after rebuke for behavior

University High School teacher Mike Cronin went back on the job this month after receiving a letter of reprimand for allegedly inappropriately touching a female student and a female staff …


CV teacher faces road rage trial

Central Valley High School science teacher Scott Winslow is facing felony criminal charges over an alleged road rage incident June 9. The school district placed Winslow on paid administrative leave …


CV teacher faces charges in road rage case

Central Valley High School science teacher Scott Winslow is facing felony criminal charges for his role in a road rage incident on June 9.


CV schools seek alternatives after cuts reduce busing

Students at four Central Valley elementary schools that rode the bus last year now have to walk after the school district cut several bus routes from McDonald, Progress, South Pines …


Strapped districts spread the burden

As students return to schools throughout the Inland Northwest, they’ll notice changes wrought by budget woes: more kids in the classrooms, athletic games played closer to home, fewer buses, old …


More schools miss feds’ goal

Compared to the previous year, twice as many schools in Spokane Public Schools failed to meet federal standards under the No Child Left Behind Act in 2008-’09, officials announced Friday. …


CV, EV superintendents find satisfying first year on job

Central Valley School District Superintendent Ben Small and East Valley Superintendent John Glenewinkel have a few things in common. They both have had to deal with state-mandated budget cuts in …


CV budget trims teaching ranks

It was standing room only at the Central Valley School District’s board meeting Monday as district staff and teachers crowded in to hear what would happen to their jobs and …


CVSD ponders plans for cuts

Field trips, extracurricular activities, activity buses, all-kindergarten para-educators, 20 teaching positions and some bus routes are on the chopping block in the Central Valley School District because of a $3.4 …


CV District eyes extracurricular activities for cuts

Field trips, extracurricular activities, activity buses, some kindergarten para-educators, 20 teaching positions and some bus routes are on the chopping block in the Central Valley School District because of a …


CV gets community input on district budget

The budget deficit clouds were looming Monday night as the Central Valley School District board of directors examined information about coming budget cuts. New estimates put the cut somewhere between …


Valley in brief: Spring break in 2010 moved to match others

The Central Valley School District board of directors corrected a scheduling snafu in the 2009-2010 school calendar Monday night. The calendar had been approved earlier than usual this year, said …


Spokane Valley teacher faces misconduct investigation

A Bowdish Middle School teacher is on paid administrative leave as district officials investigate allegations of misconduct.


CVSD considers more budget cuts

Only a year after Central Valley made $1.5 million in painful cuts to its budget the district is making plans for another round of belt-tightening this spring. The district’s board …


Schools looking to overhaul math curricula

First-graders in Ellen Briggs’ classroom at Ponderosa Elementary School begin their daily math lesson with the addition boogie. Wiggling their bodies, they chant as a song blares from a classroom …


Summer sessions returning to Central Valley schools

Elementary summer school is back this year in Central Valley thanks to an unexpected infusion of federal money at the beginning of the school year, the school board was told …