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Newcomers ready to campaign for Spokane school board as three incumbents decline to seek re-election

Three incumbents declined to file for re-election to the Spokane Public Schools board of directors this week, setting the stage for newcomers to help tackle public education policy and budgeting.


Five candidates with education backgrounds file for school board seats

Five candidates with varied ties to public education want to take them even further by seeking election to the Spokane Public Schools board of directors.


School boards draw challengers amid budget crisis and layoffs

School board races are off to a fast start in Spokane County – especially in Mead, where at least one challenger has promised to make an issue of the district’s …


UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 9:57 p.m.

Mead School Board cuts alternative school, suspends Riverpoint, but staff layoffs still under review

Budget cuts approved Tuesday night by the Mead School Board will shutter M.E.A.D. Alternative High School and temporarily close Riverpoint Academy.


UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019, 9:05 p.m.

Mead School District to make decision on budget cuts Tuesday

Two weeks after hearing impassioned pleas on behalf of several endangered programs, the district’s board of directors is expected to make a final decision Tuesday night.


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 7:41 p.m.

Central Valley, Ferris and North Central among top local schools in annual U.S. News and World Report rankings

U.S. News and World Report gave out its annual report cards this week, 17,000 of them to every high school in the nation, with so-so results for Eastern Washington. The …


Local school districts crunching budget numbers after Legislature gives more money

For Spokane Public Schools and other districts in the region, the news out of Olympia last weekend was very good.


Mead families urge board to save alternative programs and schools amid budget cuts

While students, parents and staff of Mead School District applauded efforts to deal with a $12 million budget deficit next year, they also urged the school board to spare their …


Mead waits on school budget cuts until community weighs options

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 named as new Mead School District superintendent

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.


Registration underway for Mead School District’s popular summer STEM camps

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 …


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 announces first-semester honor roll for 2018-19 school year

Mead High School has announced its first semester honor roll for the 2018-19 school year.


Mead Schools superintendent retiring

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.”


Northwood Middle School set to experiment with Flexcarts

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.

Mead School District smartphone app enhances communication with parents

The Mead School District has been using a smartphone app to keep connected with parents for the last two years.


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 …