Stories tagged: McCleary
Thu., March 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
While much attention is focused on the legislature’s state capital gains income tax, a much more significant tax increase to bail out school districts – Senate Bill 5313 – has …
Wed., March 6, 2019, 5 a.m.
Four out of five property owners in Spokane County will pay less on their property tax bill in 2019 compared to last year. The bulk of that savings has to …
Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 5 a.m.
The McCleary fix needs more fixing, and the state has yet to figure out a solution.
Sun., Feb. 10, 2019, 5 a.m.
School districts and lawmakers across the state struggle with some of the things the McCleary fix didn’t fix.
Sun., Feb. 10, 2019
The Legislature believes its work funding Washington education is finished; we disagree.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 9:09 a.m.
Spokane Public Schools will soon make some major changes in the landscape of its middle schools, and they have more to do with new attitudes than state-of-the-art buildings.
Mon., Dec. 24, 2018
Partnership between school’s Mark Anderson, city’s Rick Romero led to landmark school and library bonds
It probably won’t be a bestseller, but Mark Anderson and Rick Romero just wrote the book on local intergovernmental cooperation.
Sun., Nov. 11, 2018
Tuesday’s election answered a big question for Spokane Public Schools, but it posed a few more.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 9:28 a.m.
After delivering large pay raises for teachers and other staff, Spokane Public Schools administrators are now looking to shrink the size of its workforce.
Thu., Sept. 6, 2018
After weeks of slow progress in salary negotiations, the Central Valley School District and its teachers’ union sprinted to the finish line Monday night to reach a tentative agreement on …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
With new raises in employee contract, Spokane School Board agrees to spend more than it earns this school year
The budget approved by the Spokane School Board on Wednesday hints at wage increases in employee contract.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 11:02 p.m.
Teachers turned up in large numbers and turned up the volume Wednesday night in their ongoing contract talks with the Spokane Public Schools district.
Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 6 a.m.
Tables in the church foyer were lined with photos of Lindsey Baum, from when she was a baby up to age 10. There she was in a cowboy hat, in …
UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 2:41 p.m.
The recent Washington state Supreme Court ruling that ended the McCleary lawsuit does not mean that K-12 public education funding issues have all been resolved. In fact, we now have …
Sun., June 10, 2018
With the McCleary case over, Democrats and Republicans differ on who gets credit or blame.
UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Washington Supreme Court says Legislature has complied with orders to meet a constitutional duty to provide for better schools.
Wed., May 30, 2018, 8:16 p.m.
Hundreds of Kennewick teachers, nurses and other certificated workers rallied and marched Tuesday, saying the school district is getting millions more from the state for their salaries and benefits but …
UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Committee says the Legislature has complied with state Supreme Court order to meet its duty and give adequate financial support to public schools.
Thu., Dec. 21, 2017
There is a need to fully fund public schools and finally remove the yoke of the McCleary ruling that has dominated discussion in Olympia for far too long.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
Voters in the West Valley School District will decide the fate of two tax proposals in February.
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017
The court didn’t rule on the equity issues. The McCleary court case only deals with the “ample provision” clause.
Fri., Nov. 24, 2017
The court rejected the state’s argument that the final step couldn’t be taken all of a sudden, correctly noting that the state was solely responsible for this urgency.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 10:46 p.m.
Spokane Public Schools will ask voters to approve a new, cheaper maintenance and operation levy in February’s special election.
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017
The local levies the richest districts can collect each year is 66 percent more per student than what the poorest districts can collect.
UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 10:06 p.m.
A special committee says the Legislature has fulfilled its promise to enact school reforms. Not so fast, says an attorney for families who successfully sued the state over inadequate support …
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
Major changes to Washington’s public school system, and the taxes that pay for it, become law.
Thu., June 22, 2017, 5 a.m.
Lack of funding for special education is a statewide issue, one that isn’t going to be fixed anytime soon, according to Stacy Gillet, the director of the King County ARC …
Sun., June 18, 2017
To pull a cram session on something as momentous and far-reaching as education funding is a dereliction of their duty.
Wed., May 24, 2017, 6 a.m.
Ho hum. The Legislature flunks again.
Sun., April 30, 2017
One of the largest areas of such local funding is educator salaries. In 1987, the state paid over 99 percent of salary costs, but by 2012, that state contribution had …