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Miss Kendra program coming to Logan Elementary this fall

When classes start at Logan Elementary later this month, teachers and staff will have just completed new training designed to teach them how to support students affected by adverse childhood experiences thanks to a $35,000 grant from the Hagan Foundation.
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Spokane Public Schools nears ‘interim solution’ to filling safety, transportation position

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 7:13 p.m.

Spokane Public Schools officials said Tuesday that they are nearing an “interim solution” to fill its open director of safety, risk management and transportation position. The position opened when Santos Picacio resigned after he was confronted with allegations made last year in court records that he abused his wife and suffers from long-term mental health and substance abuse issues.
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Spokane Public Schools emphasizing nutrition, even in tough budget times

The district will continue its scratch-cooking program and will be offering smoothies to students at middle and high schools in the next school year. Though staff reductions hit lunchrooms hard, the district will continue to offer nourishment in the mornings and nutitious options when the lunch bell rings, said Doug Wordell, director of Nutrition Services for Spokane Public Schools.
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Librarians facing new tasks say crisis isn’t in the catalog

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 7:09 p.m.

Some public libraries are dealing with so many patrons struggling with poverty, drug addiction or mental illness that a growing number have put social workers on staff. Other libraries have been training their staff to step in when a patron is suicidal or to administer an antidote to those who overdose on opioids. That’s caused debate among librarians about whether their changing role requires them to do work that goes uncomfortably far beyond their skill set.