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High Bond Rating Means Smaller Tax Bill

Taxpayers will pay $3.4 million less than projected for a Spokane School District 81 bond they over whelmingly approved last month, educators said Wednesday night. A higher-than-expected rating for the …


Mead School District Hopes Voters Back $25 Million Bond

Polls are open today from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for Mead School District voters. District officials are hoping voters see things their way and pass a $25 million bond, …


Thousands Wrote This Happy Ending

The two women braved the rain Tuesday to stand on a street corner off Northwest Boulevard. They wore rain gear, but their red faces bespoke both the cold and their …


Outlying Counties Successfully Pass School Levies

School levies swept to victory in Stevens County this week. Proposals in the Kettle Falls, Mary Walker (Springdale) and Columbia (Hunters) school districts all passed with strong support. Voter turnout …


Voters Let Good Times Roll For School Districts Bonds And Levies Win Strong Support

Could be a strong economy. Could be good campaigning. Even President Clinton’s school-boosting State of the Union address may have helped. Whatever the reasons, Spokane County taxpayers agreed with gusto …


Voters Ok Maintenance, Operating Levies

The aye’s have it in the North Side school districts. Voters in the Deer Park, Nine Mile Falls and Riverside School Districts all approved their maintenance and operating levies. And …


Voters Get An A+ From Valley Schools

School officials across the Valley sent grateful thank yous this week to voters who agreed to support education programs with their tax dollars. “What a wonderful affirmation, not just here …


Liberty Bond Plan Ok’d On 9th Try Voters Also Support Measures In Cheney, Medical Lake Districts

The ninth time was a charm for the Liberty School District. The district finally had reason to celebrate this week when voters on Tuesday approved the district’s ninth attempt to …


Central Valley Voters Approve Two Levies Liberty And Other School Districts In Spokane County Getting Thumbs-Up

Central Valley educators were celebrating late Tuesday night after both their levy measures passed at the polls. The district won approval for its two-year levy as well as a school …


Results From Outlying Counties

Here are election results from outlying counties that were available at press time. All the financial measures had adequate voter turnouts to validate, but the outcome of some issues was …


Voters Approve District 81 Bond And Levy Includes Funds For Computers, Lc Remodeling

Char Russell, Joy Mewhinney and Cindy Malmquist get out the vote at 14th and Bernard on Tuesday afternoon. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review


Voters Decide Today On Fate Of District 81’S Levy, $74 Million Bond

Will promises of improvements for Spokane District 81 schools lure 25,920 voters to the polls today? That’s how many people must cast ballots to give a $74.5 million bond a …


Officials Answer Readers’ Bond Issue Questions

FOR THE RECORD: February 4, 1998: Bond issue correction: Spokane District 81’s bond issue would fund three temporary administrative positions - two to supervise building renovations and one to oversee …


Where The Money Goes Here’s A Look At Some Of The Programs And Services Paid For In Part By School Levies

1. Wendell Smith leads his math class of 17 students at Evergreen Junior High. Typical Central Valley junior high math classes have between 25 and 28 students. Photo by Steve …


Browne Beauty Bond Measure Would Fund Replacement Of Vintage School Building

1. From left, students Stephanie Glanville, Nichole Watson and Danielle Friesen, all 7, play a game in front of Browne Elementary School, which is slated for demolition. Photo by Kristy …


Voters To Determine Outcome Of Levies, Bond Issues Feb. 3

Voters will go to the polls next week to decide the fate of levies and bond issues in several South Spokane and West Plains school districts. On Feb. 3, some …


Schools Call For Help Lewis & Clark Isn’t The Only School In Need Of Repair; Many Others Would Benefit From Bond

Alex Keene, 11, at right, practices on “air viola” as Judy Chastain teaches the sixth-grade string players at Wilson Elementary an Irish tune in a crowded, portable classroom. Photo by …


Passage Of District 81 Bond Would Benefit Many Schools

Jennifer Baldwin, left, is accompanied by student teacher Christy Kubista as she makes her way through the boys locker room at Rogers to get treatment in the training facility for …


Helping Lc Make The Grade Bond Would Remodel Spokane’s Oldest School

Gary Laverman of Spokane Preservation Advocates directs as LC parent Dave Storey, left, and LC principal Mike Howson hang a painting at the school Saturday. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review


Nine Mile Falls To Vote On Feb. 3 Levy

Nine Mile Falls School District voters will be asked to approve a two-year $2.3 million maintenance and operating levy on Feb. 3. If approved, the levy would cost district property …


Rally Planned For Lc Public Tour Of Building Part Of Drive To Support Renovation Measure

A little-known fact lies among the cavernous corners of Lewis and Clark High School history. The school has a pool. “It’s true,” said Judy Imhof, LC class of 1978. “It’s …


Liberty Board May Propose $3.1 Million Bond Measure Pared-Down Request Would Ask For Half Of Amount Defeated Earlier

Liberty School District officials are a determined bunch. This February, they likely will ask voters to approve a $3.1 million bond issue. But those voters have shot down eight similar …


Four School Districts To Hold Levy Votes On Feb. 3

Spokane Valley school districts soon will ask taxpayers to approve levies for a variety of needs, ranging from new school buses to technology to day-to-day operating expenses. On Feb. 3, …


Barlow Wins School Race On Third Try Mccann Defeated By 220 Votes In District 81

The third time was the charm for Spokane school board candidate Don Barlow. He was declared the winner of a close race Wednesday, when he ended up with 220 votes …


Harrison School Bond Falls Short Proposal To Build New School Gets 59.9 Percent Approval

Harrison area voters shot down a plan Tuesday to spend nearly $32,000 per student to build the Kootenai School District’s first new high school in 40 years. A majority of …


Wellpinit Voters Upset With Payne Some Say Candidate Abused Her Position As Poll Worker

Some voters here say they felt intimidated when they handed their ballots to poll worker Terry Payne, who also was a candidate in a contested school board race. “A lot …


School Vote May Be Indicator Of Future Of Bonds Kootenai School District Election Is First Following Rejection Of Lawsuit On School Funding

The tiny Kootenai School District will try to pass a $3.5 million school bond levy today - at a cost of nearly $32,000 for each student in the school. A …


Kootenai Voters Take On School Bond Tuesday District Wants $3.5 Million To Build New Four-Year High School

Voters in the Kootenai School District will decide Tuesday whether to build a new high school. It’s the district’s second attempt to pass a $3.5 million bond for a new …


Dp’s New School Board Member Ready To Work

There wasn’t anything remotely spectacular about Joanne Greer’s victory over Phil Bray in the Deer Park School Board race. Neither candidate dropped out of the race before the election and …


Janet Hansen Looks Ahead

From the North Side Voice, November 20, 1997, page N3: CORRECTION The Deer Park and Riverside School Districts do not have combined busing. A story in last week’s edition was …