Stories tagged: Mead School District
Wed., April 24, 2019, 5 a.m.
Facing a $12 million budget deficit and some difficult choices, Mead School District has hit the pause button.
UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 10:06 p.m.
Shawn Woodward, who has led the Lake Pend Oreille School District for the past seven years, has been named superintendent of the Mead School District.
Thu., March 28, 2019, 5 a.m.
The Mead School District is continuing its annual tradition of opening its doors to the community for summer STEM camps and registration for the popular camps is now open.
UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 6:35 a.m.
Staff reductions looming at Spokane, Mead and West Valley school districts following pay raises, change in funding
A shift in the tax burden from local districts to Olympia, paired with wage hikes to teachers last fall, has several local school districts declaring financial hardship as they’re planning …
Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 5 a.m.
Industrial grade 3D printer a game changer: Riverpoint Academy eagerly awaits new machine bought with Hagan grant
Teachers at Riverpoint Academy in the Mead School District are eagerly awaiting the arrival of an industrial grade 3D printing machine paid for by a $23,860 grant from the Hagan …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 3:42 p.m.
Mead High School has announced its first semester honor roll for the 2018-19 school year.
Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 5 a.m.
After more than four decades in education, the past dozen as superintendent of the fast-growing Mead School District, Tom Rockefeller is retiring from his “dream job.”
Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 6 a.m.
Northwood Middle School in the Mead School District has won a $20,000 STEM Lighthouse grant from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 11:13 a.m.
The Mead School District has been using a smartphone app to keep connected with parents for the last two years.
Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 6 a.m.
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 …
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, 11:15 a.m.
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.
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 are set to receive pay raises of between 15 percent to 16 percent this year.
Mon., Aug. 27, 2018
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.
Thu., July 5, 2018, 3:27 p.m.
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 …
Thu., June 21, 2018, 6 a.m.
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 …
Thu., May 31, 2018, 3:07 p.m.
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 …
Thu., May 31, 2018, 6:14 a.m.
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 …
Thu., May 31, 2018, 6:04 a.m.
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 …
Thu., May 31, 2018, 6:01 a.m.
When MEAD Alternative High School teacher Karina Berven first met Marina Brownlee, the student was at least a full academic year behind her peers.
Thu., May 31, 2018, 6 a.m.
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.
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.
Spokane County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Mead High School teacher suspected of having a sexual relationship with an underage student.
Thu., May 17, 2018, 6:57 a.m.
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.
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.
Thu., April 26, 2018, 6:58 a.m.
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 …