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Joanne Mccann

Joanne McCann


Three Seeking Spokane School Board Seat School-Bus Driver, Grief Counselor, Ex-Teacher Compete For Position 1

One Spokane School Board candidate quit the race to finish law school. Another says he’s on the ballot by mistake. But three people still are competing for the seat - …


Cda School District Oks Levy To Meet Rise In Enrollment

Saying enrollment is up, the Coeur d’Alene School District passed an emergency levy Friday that will cost the average taxpayer an extra $9.72 a year. In a 3-to-1 vote, school …


Lakeland On Way To Passing Levy For Hot Lunch Voters Also Approve Supplemental Levies In Kootenai, Cda School Districts

Voters in the Lakeland School District were close late Tuesday to approving a supplemental levy aimed at establishing a hot lunch program. The $750,000, one-year levy was passing with 63 …


Schools Win Some, Lose Some Liberty Misses Junior High, But Medical Lake, Others Say

The Liberty School District narrowly missed getting a new junior high school building in a special election Tuesday night. But Medical Lake voters gave overwhelming approval to a similar bond …


Bonner Schools Attract A Crowd Board Positions Hotly Contested

The hours are long. The pay isn’t low, it’s nonexistent. And the phone rings at all hours, typically with a complaint, not a compliment, at the other end. That job …


School Districts Take Requests To Voters

The Lakeland School District will have a school lunch program for the first time if voters approve a one-year supplemental levy. On Tuesday, the Lakeland, Coeur d’Alene and Kootenai school …


School Levies On Tap In Rural Districts

Five school finance measures are on the ballot Tuesday in Lincoln and Stevens counties. In Lincoln County, voters are asked to approve a $1.28 million bond measure for the Wilbur …


Wallace Levy Passes By Just Three Votes

Voters in the Wallace School District have approved a supplemental levy to keep the schools operating at current levels. The Tuesday vote was 208 yes, 205 no.


Creston, Newport School Levies Pass, But Hospital Bond Just Shy

Two school levies apparently were approved Tuesday in Lincoln and Pend Oreille counties, but a hospital bond measure will need help from absentee voters if it is to pass. In …


St. Maries School District Levy Passes

Voters in the St. Maries School District gave overwhelming approval to a $335,000 supplemental levy Tuesday. The measure passed with a 79 percent “yes” vote, the biggest margin in district …


Same Price Tag On Levy, But Impact May Be Less

The Coeur d’Alene School District will ask voters to approve a two-year supplemental levy this spring. The amount is the same as voters approved last time: $2.97 million each year. …


Deadline Looms For School Board Candidates

The deadline is approaching for North Idaho residents wishing to run for positions on their local school boards. Declarations of candidacy are due before April 19 at school district offices. …


Absentee Ballots Fail To Push Newport School Levy To Victory

Defeat of a two-year operating levy for the Newport School District apparently was sealed when 109 more ballots were counted and support declined slightly. The ballots included 45 that couldn’t …


Nine Mile Falls Bond On Ballot Today

Nine Mile Falls voters are being asked to approve a property tax hike today to pay for a new middle school. The $6.5 million bond issue proposal on Tuesday’s ballot …


School Reforms Rejected

School initiatives Washington voters Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected dramatic public school reform - initiatives that would have created charter schools and the nation’s first statewide voucher system. Each initiative was opposed …


Chamberlain Appears Likely To Win Seat On Nic Board Of Trustees

North Idaho College trustee Former state legislator and Senator Barb Chamberlain appeared Tuesday to be winning her bid to serve on the North Idaho College Board of Trustees. Early results …


School, 911 Issues Also On Ballot

Besides electing county officials, Bonner County voters will have two other issues to decide on Tuesday. The school district is asking for a nearly $1 million levy to repair badly …


Schools To Test Four-Period Schedule

Central Valley and University high schools will try a four-period schedule for one week in November. The pilot project, which will run Nov. 20-27, is part of a year-long study …


New School Levies On Ballot

A pair of north Spokane County school districts are trying to stretch their property tax dollars. Riverside School District has a $2.8 million construction bond on the Nov. 5 ballot.


Districts Seek Bonds To Construct Schools

Voters in two North Idaho school districts will decide Tuesday whether to build new schools. The Kootenai Joint District wants to build a high school at Harrison, where the junior …


New Class Of Schools On Ballot Charter Schools Get Rave Reviews In Other States, But Critics Fear I-177 Will Drain Off Money, Talent

Jim Spady’s public school would be small, maybe 30 students. The Seattle businessman would hire at least two teachers to keep class sizes down, and then enroll his own two …


Hopes For Schools Fade In Early Returns Post Falls, Lakeland Bond Levies Falling Short

Jared Conrad, 4, checks out the action at the Post Falls Kindercenter as his mon, Vi, votes. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review


UW Offers Abortion Class For First Time Elective Course Geared Toward Helping Future Doctors Deal With Patients, Emotions

The University of Washington School of Medicine has included abortion and training in teaching curriculum for years, but this year an organized class on the subject is being offered for …


Post Falls Schools Hope Third Time A Charm District Officials Believe They Have Proposals That Will Please Voters After 2 Previous Defeats

Post Falls High School students use one of their gymnasiums as a second cafeteria to ease overcrowding. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review


School Reforms Are A Hard Sale Voucher, Charter School Advocates Play To Tough Crowd At Spokane Community College

Education debate. Sarah Beyersdorf listens to her opponent, Ron Taber, sum up during a debate on school vouchers Tuesday night at Spokane Community College. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review <


School Bond Opponent Embraces New Proposal Developer Devoted To Getting Out ” Vote For Lakeland District

FOR THE RECORD (October 1, 1996): The Lakeland School District bond election will be Tuesday, Oct. 8. The date was given incorrectly in a Monday article. After being an energetic …


Absentee Ballots Fail To Save Kettle Falls School Bond Effort

Absentee ballots had no effect on a Kettle Falls school bond measure when they were counted Friday. The $425,000 bond proposal still was just shy of the necessary 60 percent …


Riverside Will Try Bond Again In November

A Riverside School District bond proposal defeated Sept. 17 will reappear on the Nov. 5 ballot. Administrators hope heavy campaigning and a smaller price tag will turn no votes into …


Initial Vote Indicates Liberty Voters Nix Bond Proposal

For the seventh time in three years, voters in the Liberty School District apparently have rejected a construction bond issue to house growing enrollment. The latest proposal included a new …