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UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 10:54 p.m.

Spokane Public Schools enters agreement with nonprofit, approves plan for special-needs students

The $1.4 million contract with Excelsior Wellness Center is part of a complete overhaul of a system that serves hundreds of Spokane students with varying needs. Now they will be …


UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 7:24 p.m.

Spokane schools officials to outline district’s financial status for public

On Wednesday night, the public will get its last, best chance to offer input on next year’s Spokane Public Schools budget.


UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019, 9:52 p.m.

Spokane Public Schools hands layoff notices to 72 classified staff

Among the biggest cuts in next year’s Spokane Public Schools proposed operating budget announced Thursday is $4.65 million in support services – primarily custodial and maintenance operations.


Spokane school district proposes shorter Fridays and larger class sizes as budget cuts loom

Budget cuts and layoffs at Spokane Public Schools may mean that students are let out of school 75 minutes early every Friday to give teachers weekly preparation and planning time.


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 11:08 a.m.

Schools in low-income neighborhoods will shoulder most teacher layoffs

As Spokane Public Schools deals with a $31 million budget deficit next year, tough layoff conversations were held across the district last week. However, the cuts fell like a machete …


UPDATED: Sat., April 13, 2019, 11:27 a.m.

Spokane schools issues 325 layoff notices amid budget shortfall

One of every 12 employees at Spokane Public Schools could lose their job before the next school year.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 9:28 a.m.

Spokane Public Schools planning to reduce staffing through attrition to pay for teacher raises

After delivering large pay raises for teachers and other staff, Spokane Public Schools administrators are now looking to shrink the size of its workforce.


For school systems, McCleary decision gave with one hand and took with the other

The irony isn’t lost on the state’s school districts, teachers and the public they serve: that the $2 billion windfall created by the landmark McCleary court decision has reaped a …


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: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 9:17 a.m.

School officials say bond measure was inspired by state funding mandate – and a big pile of dirt

It’s no exaggeration to say that Spokane Public Schools’ new bond proposal was inspired by a pile of dirt.


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 9:43 a.m.

Spokane Schools looking at $436 million budget and considering bond for November ballot

Spokane Public Schools officials are looking ahead to next week, next year and the next decade as they assemble a $436 million budget for next year.


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 10:40 p.m.

Safety top issue at Spokane School Board meeting

Spokane Public Schools must move immediately to devote more resources to mental health counseling, its governing body was told Wednesday night.


Spokane schools may ask voters to approve middle schools construction bond in November

Spokane Public Schools officials are exploring the possibility of placing a major bond measure on the November ballot that would move up the timetable for building three new middle schools …


Operations and security upgrades dominate levy requests for area schools

The ballots already going out to voters are asking Spokane County residents to reduce the property taxes they give for schools. Sort of.


Spokane Public Schools superintendent gets raise

The Spokane Public Schools board of directors approved a new contract for Superintendent Shelley Redinger, Feb. 22.


Teachers are younger and overwhelmingly white across Spokane and Washington

In general, Washington State teachers are younger and whiter, according to a study published Wednesday by the University of Washington.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 10:34 p.m.

State Republican education funding proposal jeopardizes poorest students, Spokane educators say

A public school funding proposal unveiled by state Republicans earlier this month may reduce the amount of money Spokane’s poorest schools receive, according to district administrators.


Spokane Public Schools accepting applications for vacant board seat

Spokane Public Schools board accepting applications to fill a vacant board seat until Feb. 23.


ACLU and parents ask Spokane school district to address racism

A local coalition of parents and child advocates, as well as the ACLU of Washington, has asked Spokane Public Schools to publicly address reported incidents of racism and harassment.


Local school officials hope to influence federal education law

Spokane Public Schools officials hope to influence implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 5, 2015, 10:57 p.m.

Spokane parent wants schools Superintendent Shelley Redinger to resign

A Spokane woman is petitioning schools Superintendent Shelley Redinger to resign claiming she’s “consistently” failed to address discrimination issues within the school district.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 14, 2015, 10:38 a.m.

Spokane school board to vote on raising lunch prices, other budget changes

A budget that the Spokane Public Schools board is expected to approve Wednesday night could increase the price of after school care and school meals.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 18, 2015, 12:22 p.m.

Spokane schools face $5.6 million budget shortfall

Spokane schools are facing a $5.6 million budget shortfall this school year. The deficit, according to Spokane Public Schools district spokesman Kevin Morrison is due to the Spokane Education Association’s …


No teacher strike; Spokane schools stay open after union, district reach tentative deal

After days of mediated negotiations the Spokane Education Association and Spokane Public Schools came to a tentative contract agreement Thursday afternoon, narrowly avoiding a districtwide strike. “We are very pleased …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 3, 2015, 7:31 p.m.

Spokane teacher strike averted; tentative agreement reached

A tentative agreement has been reached between Spokane Public Schools and the teachers union that averts a labor strike Friday.


Spokane teachers approve May 27 strike

Spokane Public Schools teachers and staff voted Wednesday to have a one-day walkout on May 27 to protest a lack of state funding for schools. More than 65 percent of …


Salaries holding steady for top school administrators

Top leaders at Washington’s second-largest school district will not receive a pay raise for the fourth year in a row. Spokane Public Schools’ board still is scarred from a public …


Spokane schools cutting course fees, supply lists, thanks to boost in funding

More money from the state could reduce costs for parents and provide a more balanced public education in Spokane. Line items under consideration for the 2014-15 Spokane Public Schools budget: …


Washington lawmaker takes aim at summer learning gap

Swimming, riding bikes or playing video games all summer might sound like fun for a kid, but the consequences of setting aside learning for 11 or 12 weeks are profound. …


Spokane Public Schools looks to adopt new math program

A new math program called EngageNY is starting to engage Spokane Public Schools’ K-8 kids. It’s free. It’s online. And it could help settle some dust in the district’s ongoing …