Stories tagged: Spokane Public Schools
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 8:46 a.m.
Welcome to Glover Middle School, where the principal doesn’t wear a button-down shirt because his office is too warm, where students recently went five days without hot water and where …
Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 4 a.m.
The $495 million school Spokane Public Schools bond on the Nov. 6 ballot offers many things, but the biggest is a reduction in classroom size for kindergarten through third grade. …
Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 4 a.m.
The $495 million bond proposal voters will consider in the Nov. 6 election would create three new middle schools, replace three other middle schools, pay for a new
Sat., Sept. 29, 2018
This summer, Spokane Public Schools’ board formally adopted the Shadle Park aerospace technology pilot program as an approved curriculum.
Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 5 a.m.
Even as they become increasingly necessary to daily life, cellphones in the classroom are a growing distraction. Spokane teachers are searching for a response.
Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 5 a.m.
The ongoing partnership between the city and Spokane Public Schools may produce a bigger and better dog park, with longer trails and less conflict with neighbors.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 9:28 a.m.
After delivering large pay raises for teachers and other staff, Spokane Public Schools administrators are now looking to shrink the size of its workforce.
Thu., Sept. 20, 2018
Thanks to dozens of volunteers, the Walking School Bus helps young children – those who live too close to school for a conventional bus ride – find their way safely …
Wed., Sept. 19, 2018
Like coffee and pop, any Spokane fifth-grader can buy caffeinated drinks legally at any supermarket or quick stop, no questions asked.
Tue., Sept. 18, 2018
North Central High School student Myah Rodriguez overcame childhood cancer to become a leader with a bright future.
Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 5 a.m.
Almost one in six teens in Spokane County uses e-cigarettes. At the same time, teen use of alcohol and cigarettes has declined dramatically.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 7:17 a.m.
Around the nation, this is Attendance Awareness Month – not that educators in Spokane need any reminding. In the Spokane Public Schools last year, chronic absenteeism – defined as missing …
Sun., Sept. 9, 2018
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: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Central Valley School District teachers moved swiftly and decisively to approve a new salary contract Friday afternoon.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 6:40 a.m.
On Wednesday morning at Cooper Elementary School, new kindergartners brought their essential supplies, all stuffed in their backpacks. So did their parents – straight from a tissue box.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 7:52 p.m.
After Spokane Public Schools and the Mead School District agreed this week to large pay raises for their teachers, the teachers union for Central Valley School District hopes to get …
Fri., Aug. 31, 2018
At Roosevelt Elementary, the first day of school was as shiny and new as a fire truck.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 10:35 p.m.
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: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 4:12 p.m.
After days of easy breathing, Spokane’s air dipped into unhealthy ranges Thursday morning just as kids returned to school for the year.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
With new raises in employee contract, Spokane School Board agrees to spend more than it earns this school year
The budget approved by the Spokane School Board on Wednesday hints at wage increases in employee contract.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 8:31 p.m.
For the teachers and classified staff in the Spokane Public Schools district, today should be a rewarding day.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 11:15 a.m.
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.
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: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Mead teachers are set to receive pay raises of between 15 percent to 16 percent this year.
Mon., Aug. 27, 2018
Back to school means more than books. It’s about new programs, new facilities, new faces and new issues. Throughout the Inland Northwest, students, parents and educators have much to look …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 7:05 p.m.
After two more days of “frustrating” contract talks with Spokane Public Schools, the head of the region’s largest teachers’ union hesitated Sunday to predict what will happen next.
Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 7 a.m.
Doug Wordell, Spokane Public Schools Nutrition Services director, discusses how today’s cafeteria fare differs from what he grew up with in Spokane 40 years ago.
Fri., Aug. 24, 2018
On a warm Wednesday afternoon at Riverfront Park, parents were soaking in the sun while their children were getting soaked in the Rotary Fountain. Just feet away at the Looff …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 11:02 p.m.
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: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 8:37 p.m.
Spokane Public Schools picked the perfect time for an unofficial celebration of asthma awareness.