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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. 1, 2018, 7:04 a.m.

Downtown Spokane stadium plan gets backing from boosters, maybe a second chance from City Council

City Councilwoman Lori Kinnear is working against the clock to have her colleagues reconsider their vote against a bond measure that would ask taxpayers to cover the cost of building …

UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 5:47 p.m.

Spokane City Council, school board will meet Wednesday to discuss downtown stadium, bond projects

A public hearing on planned November bond measures will be held Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Elected officials are expected …

Spokane City Council could have final say on ballot measure to fund downtown stadium

Rick Romero offered Spokane School Board members a way out of a thorny decision over whether they’d ask voters to pay for a downtown sports stadium Wednesday night. The inclusion …

Condon: Minor-league soccer could come to Spokane with construction of downtown stadium

As the Spokane School Board weighs its options for asking voters to approve a new bond measure that would bring high school athletics downtown, Mayor David Condon is making the …

UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 10:43 p.m.

Spokane School Board questions proposed downtown stadium to replace Joe Albi

The issue of a new stadium in downtown Spokane is going down to the wire.

100 years ago in Spokane: School board debates allowing married women to be teachers

The Spokane School Board was considering a shocking idea –allowing married women to be schoolteachers. The district, like many others in 1918, had a rule prohibiting married women from teaching.

UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 11:07 p.m.

Spokane school board member resigns after allegedly hitting bicyclist while driving drunk

Spokane school board member Paul Schneider announced his resignation from the board of directors, Tuesday.

100 years ago in Spokane: Controversial play scheduled to open

From our archives, 100 years ago Rehearsals began at the American Theater of a controversial play by Edward Sheldon. It had a title we cannot print today — but The …

Spokane School Board asks for 24-credit graduation waiver

Spokane Public Schools will join 75 districts around the state asking to be excused from 24-credit graduation requirements.

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 9, 2015, 9:46 p.m.

Haynes defeats Treppiedi for Spokane School Board

Incumbent Spokane School Board member Rocky Treppiedi has lost his re-election bid. The Spokane County Election’s Office finished counting on Monday almost all the remaining 5,000 ballots it had left …

100 years ago in Spokane: Sister of murder victim faints several times on witness stand; School named after ‘Little Women’ author

From our archives, 100 years ago Miss Elizabeth Weber fainted several times during her lawsuit against the Spokane police.

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.

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 …

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 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.

Treppiedi takes most votes in Spokane School Board election

Long-time Spokane School Board member Rocky Treppiedi easily topped two challengers in the primary to move to the November election.

Three vie for school board

A lot has changed in the 20 years since Rocky Treppiedi won a seat on Spokane Public Schools’ board of directors. But not Rocky Treppiedi.

Spokane School Board candidates weigh in on walkout

Voters who have strong opinions about the Spokane teacher walkout this week likely will find a school board candidate on their August primary ballot who shares their stance. The Spokane …

New start times for Spokane schools approved

Lots of students will need to adjust their alarm clocks this fall. Spokane Public Schools’ board of directors voted unanimously Wednesday to move elementary school start times earlier and push …

Spokane board approves district’s second charter school

Spokane Public Schools’ board authorized the second charter school in its district Wednesday with a 4-0 vote. The approval is practically a repeat of the board’s first authorization of a …

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: …

Extended Spokane school days put on hold for year

Spokane youngsters will get a one-year reprieve from an extended school day. Union negotiations, scheduling dynamics and a fast-approaching end to the school year will delay longer school days for …

Mumm and Snyder take commanding leads in Spokane City Council races

The balance of the Spokane City Council will shift to the left after a season of record-breaking campaign spending. The first results from Tuesday’s election showed incumbent Councilman Jon Snyder …

School board approves new science institute building

Spokane Public Schools’ board voted unanimously Wednesday to approve $21.4 million in proposed bond projects — $16 million at North Central High School and $5.4 million at Mullan Road Elementary …

Ex-mayor to run for council president

Former Mayor Dennis Hession shook up Spokane politics on Thursday by announcing his entry into the race for City Council president. He joins City Councilman Steve Corker and Ben Stuckart, …

‘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, …

District classes will get bigger

The Spokane school board voted 4-1 Wednesday to temporarily raise class sizes by up to three students. The move, when coupled with adjustments for enrollment declines, will result in the …

School board opts to move Jefferson west

After a year of analysis, traffic and home sale surveys and hundreds of public comments, the Spokane school board has unanimously voted Wednesday to rebuild Jefferson Elementary School on the …