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Mead School District steps up to buy some basic supplies for third year in row

Shopping for school supplies in late summer is a rite of passage for most students that can also be a financial burden for families. For the third year, the Mead …


Tentative deal reached in Central Valley School District teachers’ contract negotiations

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, 11:15 a.m.

Spokane teachers and school board reach salary deal

After weeks of talks and four days of mediated negotiations, Spokane Public Schools and the Spokane Education Association reached a tentative agreement Tuesday night on a new contract.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 3:18 p.m.

Spokane teachers and district continue negotiations for higher pay

Following a 14-hour session on Monday night, representatives for Spokane Public Schools and the Spokane Education Association were back at the negotiating table Tuesday morning with the aim of reaching …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 10:42 p.m.

Mead teachers set to receive 16 percent pay raises

Mead teachers are set to receive pay raises of between 15 percent to 16 percent this year.


The ABCs of the new school year

Back to school means more than books. It’s about new programs, new facilities, new faces and new issues. Throughout the Inland Northwest, students, parents and educators have much to look …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 9:44 a.m.

Mead schools, teachers union reach tentative contract; legislator calls for state intervention in strikes

Mead School District officials and the district’s teachers union have reached a tentative contract agreement, with union members scheduled to vote on it Monday evening.


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 5:45 p.m.

Former Mead High School teacher Wesley Perez, accused of having relationship with minor student, out of jail on bond

A former Mead High School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with one of his students is out of custody after posting bail.


Mead district hosts book events to help children practice reading and writing skills during summer

It’s always a struggle to keep children from losing progress in reading during the summer, so the Mead School District has come up with a couple of options for parents …


Mead High drama teacher takes final bow

Mead High School drama teacher retires after a 35-year teaching career.


UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 9:13 p.m.

Attorney says Mead High School student in ‘constant fear’ of defendant and former teacher’s possible release

While 37-year-old Wesley Perez looked on from a TV screen attached to the wall, at times slumping his head or adjusting his gaze, attorney Bob Dunn laid out all the …


Mead senior Azizullah Moltafet is going places, counselor says

When Azizullah Moltafet arrived in the United States in 2012 via Afghanistan, Russia and several countries in between, he didn’t speak a word of English. Neither did his mother and …


Mt. Spokane High senior Troy Ruffin ‘leads from the heart’

Never underestimate the power of a poster. When Troy Ruffin was in middle school he saw a classroom poster featuring the presidents of the United States. Next to President Obama’s …


Creative wheels spinning for Riverpoint Academy’s Zachary Zschoche

Last year Zachary Zschoche created a gear box that turns elaborately designed discs in opposite directions, creating what’s called at Moire effect, on a whim. Zschoche previously attended Mt. Spokane …


MEAD Alternative senior triumphs over trauma, health crisis

When MEAD Alternative High School teacher Karina Berven first met Marina Brownlee, the student was at least a full academic year behind her peers.


Five Mile Prairie senior Marina Shustov overcomes personal tragedy to complete school early

Resiliency. That’s the first word that comes to mind when Craig Taylor, counselor at Five Mile Prairie School, talks about Marina Shustov. Not only did Shustov complete school a quarter …


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 7:26 a.m.

Mead High School student says teacher told her to deny their sexual relationship

A Mead High School student who initially denied having a relationship with her former teacher recently confirmed they had multiple sexual encounters, including one that occurred in an empty classroom …


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 10:13 p.m.

Deputies arrest Mead High School teacher suspected of having sex with student

Spokane County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Mead High School teacher suspected of having a sexual relationship with an underage student.


Learning without barriers: Riverpoint Academy, a STEM school, gives students individualized, independent study

There are no classrooms at Riverpoint Academy in the Mead School District and that’s just the way the students and teachers like it.


UPDATED: Mon., April 30, 2018, 6:10 p.m.

Mead teacher under investigation over relationship with student

Deputies are investigating a Mead High School teacher after an anonymous letter sent to school officials alleged he had sex with a 17-year-old student.


Mead district construction boom underway: Midway Elementary is nearly complete

Housing construction is booming north of Spokane and now so is construction in the Mead School District. One elementary school remodel is just beginning, another is in its last phase …


Students, families of Mt. Spokane High neighorhood invited to block party

The Mead School District will host its 2018 Mt. Spokane High School neighborhood block party May 2.


UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 1:12 a.m.

Not throwing away their shot: MEAD Alternative students are headed to ‘Hamilton’

Forty students from MEAD Alternative High School were selected for a daylong workshop in Seattle, where they’ll work with the musical’s cast, perform original numbers and, finally, attend the show …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

Mead voters agree to pay for new middle school, football stadium

Voters sided with school officials trying to keep up with growth in north Spokane and agreed gave the Mead School District another $114 million for a new middle school, elementary …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 9:08 a.m.

‘Piggyback Bandit’ spotted at Mead, North Central high schools

The so-called “Piggyback Bandit” has returned to Spokane.


UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017, 9:30 a.m.

The Dirt: Mixed use planned for Music City Building

The Music City Building, at 1011 W. First Ave., is scheduled to have 3,300 square feet of space remodeled for business use. It will have common areas, and just over …


UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 9:40 a.m.

Biology test could keep diploma from thousands of Washington high school seniors

Thousands of high school seniors who have failed their biology assessment test may need help from the Legislature to get their diploma.


UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 10:54 p.m.

Family of girl hit by SUV while trying to catch school bus sues driver and Mead School District

The family of a young girl hit by an SUV while walking to her school bus stop on Pine Glen Road in June is suing the driver and the Mead …


Mead High School 2016-17 first semester honor roll

Mead High School has announced its honor roll for the first semester of the 2016-17 school year. Seniors


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 10:35 p.m.

Number of schools impacted by mumps outbreak grows

Hundreds of unvaccinated students at a dozen Spokane County schools are being ordered to stay home during the ongoing mumps outbreak, almost double the number of schools previously identified.