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Bob Douthitt

A candidate for Spokane School District Director 2, Spokane Public Schools District 81 in the 2013 Nov. 5 Washington General Election

Age: 71

City: Spokane, WA

Occupation: Corporate and Tax Attorney

Attended New York University, University of Virginia, Princeton University. Currently on the Board of Directors.

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Bob Douthitt 18,134 62.46%
Sally Fullmer 14,869 45.05%

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Sally Fullmer challenging Bob Douthitt for Spokane school board seat

The two candidates for Spokane Public Schools’ only contested board race have starkly different views of what the state’s second-largest district should offer students and the community, although it can be hard to figure that out. Challenger Sally Fullmer’s positions are found on a website that went live just last week. She has reported no campaign contributions and canceled her appearance at a scheduled forum on Sept. 30 hosted by the Spokane League of Women Voters. A church musician and piano teacher, Fullmer did not respond to multiple requests for an interview regarding her candidacy.

Spokane expands full-day kindergarten to all schools

Spokane Public Schools’ board decided Wednesday to offer full-day kindergarten in all 34 of its elementary schools starting this fall. While there are many other budget items left to discuss, the school board voted unanimously to approve full-day kindergarten.

Schools’ choice policy altered

Parents of most Spokane Public Schools students still will be able to choose the school their child attends under a policy adopted by the school board this week. The policy also will ensure that neighborhood kids can attend their neighborhood school.

School officials discuss student transfer policy

Spokane Public Schools’ administration and board members have spent weeks trying to make changes to its intradistrict transfer policy to make sure neighborhood kids can go to their neighborhood school and students transferring into a school outside their neighborhood won’t have to leave. Or something that “minimizes the problem to the degree that the problem is almost nonexistent,” said Bob Douthitt, school board president.