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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 10:35 p.m.

Spokane teachers ratify new contract, agree to average salary increases of 13.3 percent

Capping a first day of school like no other, Spokane Public Schools teachers ratified a new contract Thursday night that will raise their salaries by an average of 13.3 percent.


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: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 11:02 p.m.

Spokane teachers urge school board to give $28 million in pay raises

Teachers turned up in large numbers and turned up the volume Wednesday night in their ongoing contract talks with the Spokane Public Schools district.


UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 9:42 p.m.

As Spokane school discipline rates drop, parents and teachers wonder at what cost?

A group of teachers and parents raised concerns about unsafe schools at Wednesday night’s sometimes contentious school board meeting.


Spokane teachers elect new leadership, oust incumbent President Jenny Rose

Spokane teachers voted overwhelmingly to elect new union leadership last week in an election plagued with glitches and ineligible ballots. Katy Henry, a special education and behavioral intervention specialist, received …


Union approves contract with Spokane Public Schools including some early-release Fridays

Members of the Spokane Education Association voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to approve a new three year contract with Spokane Public Schools


Spokane Public Schools reach tentative contract with SEA

After almost six months of negotiation, Spokane Public Schools announced Thursday they’ve reached a tentative three-year contract agreement with the Spokane Education Association.


Spokane teachers ‘walk-in’ to protest conditions they call unsafe

Teachers and staff at 50 of Spokane Public Schools 55 schools participated in a walk in Friday morning in an effort to draw attention to school safety issues.


Spokane school board approves increases to lunch prices and other budget shifts

The Spokane Public Schools board unanimously approved an amended budget that will increase school lunch prices and the cost of after school care.


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.


Spokane Public Schools board budget proposal would hike prices for meals, after-school services

The Spokane Public Schools board are considering options for budget cuts, including raising school lunch prices, and delaying some new programs.


Don’t blame school district employees for any cuts

It took Spokane school administrators one week to shift from saying they were glad to be able to give raises to classroom aides, whom they’d been paying Wal-Mart wages, to …


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 …


Spokane Public Schools board accepts one-year teacher contract

The Spokane Public Schools board voted unanimously to accept a one-year teacher contract Wednesday evening. “The only comment I would make is one of thanks for those who prepared and …


Spokane teachers union OKs contract, averts strike

Members of the Spokane Education Association approved a tentative one-year contract on Tuesday, avoiding a possible strike that could have begun today. The Spokane Public Schools board is expected to …


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.


School talks stall, board prepares for legal action in event of strike

With a strike looming and negotiators unable to craft a deal after an all-day bargaining session Wednesday, the Spokane Public Schools board gave the superintendent the ability to fire striking …


Football openers on standby as Spokane Public Schools await word from teacher’s union

City high schools had yet to hear by Wednesday evening whether they had the go-ahead to play season-opening football games Friday – strike or no strike. Greater Spokane League secretary …


Union, Spokane Public Schools still without deal; board backs measure to fire strikers

With a strike looming and negotiators unable to craft a deal after an all-day bargaining session Wednesday, the Spokane Public School board gave the superintendent the ability to fire striking …


Spokane teachers, administration work to avoid strike

In an effort to avoid a strike less than a week into the new school year, representatives from the Spokane Education Association and Spokane Public Schools agreed to spend all …


Spokane school year begins amid fears of teachers strike

On Monday, Hy Yoeun dropped off her second-grader, Alex, at Bemiss Elementary. “He didn’t want the summer to be over,” Yoeun said.


Spokane Public Schools board budget proposal would hike prices for meals, after-school services

The Spokane Public Schools board is considering options for budget cuts, including raising school lunch prices, and delaying some new programs.


Spokane instructional assistants’ pay below state average

Pay for instructional assistants, sometimes called paraprofessionals, is frequently mentioned as one of the causes of the current dispute between Spokane Public Schools and the Spokane Education Association. Compared to …


Spokane educators vote to go on strike

Spokane Public Schools employees on Friday voted to strike just four days after school starts next week. But the Spokane Education Association, which represents the workers, has not abandoned negotiations.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 28, 2015, 9:50 p.m.

Spokane Public Schools employees vote to strike if agreement not reached in a week

Employees of Spokane Public Schools have voted to go out on strike beginning Friday, Sept. 4, only days after the first day of school on Monday.


Sides upbeat on Spokane teacher talks

Spokane Public Schools administrators and the union representing teachers and other employees are optimistic about reaching a contract agreement and averting a possible labor action. The current contract between the …


As school year nears, Spokane teachers still need new contract

Spokane Public Schools Superintendent Shelley Redinger sent out an email Wednesday evening advising parents the district is still negotiating a contract with teachers as the first day of school approaches. …


Guards in Spokane schools would be armed under district proposal

A sergeant with the Spokane Police Department will supervise up to 17 armed guards in Spokane’s schools, if an agreement between the city of Spokane and Spokane Public Schools is …