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  • Treppiedi’s lead in Spokane school board race vanishes as more ballots are counted

    Rocky Treppiedi’s lead in the Spokane school board race has vanished as more ballots are counted.


  • Editorial: 2015 endorsements wrap-up

    Agree with The Spokesman-Review, or not, vote.


  • Editorial: Experience gives Treppiedi the edge for school board

    Incumbent Rocky Treppiedi’s school board experience gives him the edge over a fresh but raw newcomer.


  • Editorial: Endorsement: Kienholz has background, brains for school board

    The editorial board recommends school district voters support Patricia Kienholz.


  • For Spokane School Board, voters can choose experience or new outlook

    Rocky Treppiedi wants one more term on the Spokane Public Schools board. Jerrall Haynes, Treppiedi’s 26-year-old challenger, thinks it’s time for a new perspective.


  • East Valley school board member Mitch Jensen to resign

    Longtime East Valley school board member Mitch Jensen will step down from his seat effective Oct. 14. “I am not giving in, I am not giving up, I have simply …


  • EV extends interim superintendent’s contract

    The East Valley School Board voted to extend Interim Superintendent Tom Gresch’s contract through the end of the 2014-15 school year. According to the contract, Gresch will receive $150,000 in …


  • East Valley School District moves toward layoffs

    The East Valley School board on Tuesday took its first step to begin layoffs. The board approved a resolution that states the layoffs would help the district avoid a fiscal …


  • Two students selected to WV school board

    For the past four years, the West Valley School Board has welcomed two student representatives, nonvoting members who let the board know what is happening in the schools. This year, …


  • Praise, jeers for K-8 at EVSD meeting

    Since 2010, parents and community members in the East Valley School District have been talking about the transition to K-8. Tuesday at the district’s school board meeting, community members turned …


  • K-8 transition heats up EV school race

    The race for school board in the East Valley School District has been heating up this month. After an overhaul of the organizational system – the district has been transitioning …


  • Pay-to-play policy investigated

    At a board meeting in August, Central Valley school board chair Debra Long questioned whether the district should continue to charge students participation fees for all of its Washington Interscholastic …


  • Spokane Schools chief leaving in June

    Spokane Public Schools Superintendent Nancy Stowell announced her resignation at the school board meeting Wednesday night. Her last day will be June 30. Stowell has worked in the district for …


  • SPS won’t increase class sizes or cut special ed assistants

    Spokane Public Schools’ officials agreed to a 2011-12 preliminary budget Wednesday that does not increase any class sizes, but there’s still work to be done. About $1 million remains to …


  • Principals agree to pay cut; remaining staff recalled

    Spokane Public Schools principals have agreed to a 3 percent pay cut, a move that will help the school district offset a $13.1 million budget shortfall.


  • Teachers union protests administrative pay raises

    Hundreds of Spokane Public Schools employees sent a message to the school board Wednesday night: “We’re angry.” Union members packed the board of directors meeting to express disappointment the elected …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • School board OKs contract

    The East Valley school board approved a long-awaited contract with its teachers union at Tuesday’s meeting. The two sides have been negotiating for months, and at times progress was slow. …


  • Freeman, Liberty school board races appear decided

    Freeman School Board election results came down to the wire as two challengers waged a campaign for an empty seat and an incumbent was unseated in the Liberty School District. …


  • School seats contested in Freeman, Liberty

    The Freeman and Liberty School Districts are a mix of contested and uncontested races in the ballots being mailed out this week for the November election. In Freeman the field …


  • Write-in candidate seeks District 2 seat

    When the filing period for the November elections ended in early June, it appeared that three West Valley School District members were running unopposed for re-election. Since then, however, Jeff …


  • 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 …


  • April 13 deadline for trustee races

    Anyone interested in running for a seat on North Idaho school boards has until April 13 to apply. Zones 2 and 3 in the Coeur d’Alene School District, as well …


  • Problems? Board Should Be All Ears

    Moments before Coeur d’Alene Trustee Tim Olson and two colleagues voted to muzzle a parents’ group Monday, he wondered aloud why the district had such trouble passing bond elections. Amazing. …


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