Stories tagged: Spokane School Board
Wed., March 14, 2018
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.
Wed., March 23, 2016
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 …
Thu., Dec. 17, 2015, 3:39 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Oct. 28, 2015, 12:01 a.m.
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.
Thu., Sept. 3, 2015
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 …
Wed., Sept. 2, 2015, 10:46 p.m.
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 …
Sat., Aug. 29, 2015
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.
Tue., Aug. 4, 2015, 8:27 p.m.
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.
Fri., July 17, 2015
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.
Sun., May 24, 2015
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 …
Thu., March 12, 2015
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 …
Thu., Sept. 25, 2014
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 …
Fri., June 13, 2014
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: …
Thu., May 15, 2014
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 …
Wed., Nov. 6, 2013
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 …
Wed., Aug. 22, 2012, 6:08 p.m.
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 …
Fri., June 10, 2011
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, …
Mon., May 16, 2011
‘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, …
Thu., April 28, 2011
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 …
Wed., Sept. 22, 2010, 10:05 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Sept. 15, 2010, 9:27 p.m.
School board gets an earful during Jefferson forum
The battle over the future of Spokane’s Jefferson Elementary School remained heated Wednesday. More than 200 people attended a public forum before the Spokane School Board, many making their case …
Wed., May 26, 2010
School officials to take questions
Spokane School Board members and district Superintendent Nancy Stowell will be available for questions Thursday during the district’s hourlong live call-in show, “Educating Spokane.”
Thu., May 13, 2010
Spokane Public Schools backs state application
The Spokane school board voted 3-2 Wednesday to support the state’s application for federal Race to the Top funds. School board Director Jeff Bierman was opposed, as was board President …
Sat., July 25, 2009, 1 a.m.
Six vie for two seats on school board
Math curriculum, all-day kindergarten and tight budgets are a few of the issues facing the Spokane School Board in upcoming months. Two board incumbents – Rocky Treppiedi and Jeff Bierman …