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Cheney School District Director 2

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Suzanne G. Dolle 2,325 66.47%
Kippie Shadix 1,173 33.53%

* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.

About The Race

This is the only position for the Cheney School District up for grabs in 2013.

The Candidates

Suzanne G. Dolle

Cheney, Washington

Education: Graduated from Westport Road High School in Louisville, Kentucky in 1971. Spent four years studying Elementary Education, Youth Mental Health First Aid Training at University of Kentucky.

Political Experience: Has served 12 years on the Cheney School Board

Work Experience: Worked in school districts across the U.S. as a substitute, pre-school teacher, working in school offices and now the Cheney School Board.

Family: Married 46 years to Dennis Dolle; they have three children and 5 grandchildren.

Kippie Shadix

Spokane, WA

Complete Coverage

Cheney schools report decline in overweight students

All those vegetables, fruits, baked-not-fried potato chips and exercise at Cheney schools may be a rare win in the fight against childhood obesity. Numbers show a 2 percent drop in overweight and obese students in the past two years. The largest decline is among second- and sixth-graders.

Data helps teachers learn about kindergartners’ abilities

Washington kindergartners are physically coordinated enough for their first year of school, but their ability to count to 20 and clearly express themselves are lagging, according to a new assessment released by the state. Early-learning advocates suspected the state’s kindergartners were entering school less than fully prepared, especially low-income and minority students. Now there’s data to back up the theory.