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Rogers gets jump on school year

Students attending Rogers High School might be groaning a little louder than other Spokane teens about the fast-approaching school year. That’s because they start earlier than any other high school …


Jefferson Elementary project open for comments

A notice of determination of nonsignificance, which has to be filed under the State Environmental Policy Act for new construction, was posted recently on the site where a new Jefferson …


Education Notes: NC, Shadle will greet new principals in fall

As students in the Spokane Public Schools district head back to school in the next couple of weeks, many will begin the new school year with a new principal or …


Remedial math routine for local grads at CCS

The percentage of students taking remedial math classes at Spokane Community College and Spokane Falls Community College is an eye-popping statistic. Of the 2009-’10 graduates from Spokane Public Schools who …


Spokane Public Schools OKs budget

Spokane Public Schools adopted its 2011-’12 budget Wednesday, but reaching the finish line was a challenge, as district officials tried to offset a $13.1 million shortfall. “We certainly have experience …


Spokane school board approves budget

Spokane Public Schools adopted its 2011-12 budget Wednesday, but reaching the finish line was a challenge as district officials tried to offset a $13.1 million shortfall.


District recommends rehiring instructional aides

Just two weeks away from adoption of Spokane Public Schools’ 2011-’12 budget, dozens of instructional assistants’ jobs remain on the chopping block. The district administration has balanced the budget and …


Vacated school board seat draws 5 candidates

Five Spokane residents want the chance for a voice on Spokane Public Schools’ board of directors. The candidates’ platforms range from one or two issues, such as math curriculum, to …


Key Spokane Public Schools official leaving

Staci Vesneske, Spokane Public Schools’ assistant superintendent of human resources, is leaving to take a job in a Las Vegas school district.


Education Notes: St. Aloysius student wins art contest

Dong Phung, a student at St. Aloysius Catholic School, was recently honored for his artistic talent and was chosen as the grand prize winner in the Catholic Campaign for Human …


School Notes: Pledge deadline near for College Bound Scholarship

Spokane Public Schools seventh- and eighth-graders living in low-income families may be eligible for a College Bound Scholarship, on the condition that the students sign a pledge to graduate from …


School board commits to maintaining class sizes

Spokane Public Schools officials agreed to a 2011-’12 preliminary budget Wednesday that does not increase any class sizes, but there’s still work to be done. About $1 million remains to …


SPS won’t increase class sizes or cut special ed assistants

Spokane Public Schools’ officials agreed to a 2011-12 preliminary budget Wednesday that does not increase any class sizes, but there’s still work to be done. About $1 million remains to …


Summer meals help bridge nutrition gap

Nutrition is vital to sustain a child’s growth and learning, and for some children school is the only place where they can get a balanced meal. The summer meals program …


Principals to take pay cut; district will recall teachers

Spokane Public Schools principals have agreed to a voluntary 3 percent pay cut, a move that will help the school district offset a $13.1 million budget shortfall. Additionally, the remaining …


Education Notes: Students honored for saving water

Garfield Elementary School, Spokane Public Schools’ APPLE program and the city of Spokane’s Water Stewardship program are helping the city save water. On Tuesday, Mayor Mary Verner recognized the students …


2011 Spokane Public schools retirees

Adams Elementary Cathy Hawley, teacher, 17 years of service


100 Spokane teachers receiving recall notices

Spokane Public Schools recalled 100 teachers Monday after the school board decided to not increase class size in the elementary grades. Of the 238 employees who received pink slips in …


Spokane Public Schools recalls staff

Spokane Public Schools will recall 100 teachers and other certified staff today after the school board decided not to increase class sizes in grades K-6.


Doug Clark: Here’s a project that I can dig

I doubt anyone at Spokane Public Schools really expected me to horn in on the ceremonious groundbreaking Wednesday morning at my alma mater, Ferris High School. Or that I would …


School workers won’t lose jobs

Fifty-three Spokane Public Schools employees, mostly counselors, were recalled Thursday, and more recalls soon could follow. Counselors were among the 238 employees who received layoff notices earlier this month as …


Education Notebook: Books earn Nook for Rogers’ Cook

Brice Cook, a student at Rogers High School, can read in style – and color – on his new Nook Color after he was awarded the top prize in Rogers …


Green schools getting mixed grades

Lincoln Heights Elementary School has lights that turn off when rooms are empty, thermostats that automatically set temperatures back at night and carbon dioxide sensors in the gym to circulate …


‘We can no longer do everything for kids’

Washington’s budget is still a work in progress, but Spokane Public Schools officials know they’re facing a budget gap between $9 million and $12 million. So with flexibility in mind, …


Education Notes: Riverside goes modern with ‘Twelfth Night’

Riverside High School’s Drama Department will perform William Shakespeare’s popular comedy “Twelfth Night,” a tale of madness, humor, mistaken identity and professions of love, beginning Friday in the school’s multipurpose …


Council OKs larger school parking lots

City leaders have paved the path to build larger elementary and junior high school parking lots. The Spokane City Council voted 4-3 Monday to allow school districts to build lots …


Notebook: ScienceFest was packed with fun at Prairie View

Students at Prairie View Elementary in the Mead School District recently went on a scientific adventure at ScienceFest – the school’s second annual science fair. This year’s theme, “The Human …


Rockin’ Art on Friday will benefit schools

A little art and a little rock ’n’ roll are on tap for Spokane Public Schools Foundation’s major fundraiser Friday. The Rockin’ Art silent auction and dance will feature works …


Bigger classes save money, but impacts are worrisome

When the Spokane Public Schools board of directors last week voted to increase class sizes as a possible way to deal with a budget crisis, it gave many teachers and …


District warns 238 of layoffs

Spokane Public Schools administrators issued an unprecedented 238 layoff notices Tuesday in preparation for a “worst-case scenario” state budget. On the list: 72 elementary school teachers, 42 high school and …