Occupation: Administrative law judge
His words: “This is a time where you need experienced folks at the table with the senior staff.”
His Pitch: Said he nearly didn’t run for school board this year but felt that after years of budget and program cutbacks the “Legislature is stepping up to the plate” and providing funding again. That’s an opportunity, he said, he didn’t want to miss. One of his primary concerns is improving communication between the board, district administrators, teachers, parents and students. One possible way of improving communication would be to change the role school counselors play. Instead of only handling discipline issues they could help relay policy changes to students and parents, he said.
Notable Experience: Ato the Spokane Public Schools board in 1996. He’s been an attorney in Spokane since 1979. Works as an administrative law judge for the state Office of Administrative Hearings. Served as an assistant city attorney for the City of Spokane for many years until he was forced to leave the position in 2012 by Mayor David administration following his handling of the city’s defense against a lawsuit involving the death of Otto .
Education: Earned bachelor’s degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. Earned law degree from Gonzaga Law School.
More about Rocky Treppiedi
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 to count from last week’s election.
Longtime Spokane School Board incumbent Rocky Treppiedi continued to lose ground Thursday evening in his bid to retain his seat as a director with Spokane Public Schools. With more ballots counted, Haynes lead the longtime school board incumbent by 774 votes. There are 3,796 ballots left to be counted in that race. Countywide there are 5,000 ballots left to be counted.
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Rocky Treppiedi’s lead in the Spokane school board race has vanished as more ballots are counted.
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Incumbent Rocky Treppiedi’s school board experience gives him the edge over a fresh but raw newcomer.
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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 workers and bring legal action against the union. “We’re not surprised by the resolution,” said Spokane Education Association President Jenny Rose. “Truly in my heart I think that it’s a scare tactic for our members.”