A candidate for Spokane School Board position 3, Spokane Public Schools in the 2015 Washington Primary
City: Spokane, WA
Occupation: Former WSU administrator
Education: Studied communications, business and management at Eastern Washington University.
Work experience: Former administrator with WSU distance learning; took early retirement after being diagnosed with a genetic disorder that causes partial paralysis in his limbs. Also worked in electronic media.
Political experience: Ran for Cheney City Council in 1983 during a break from his studies at EWU. Ran for state House last year.
The Spokane Public Schools board unanimously approved an amended budget that will increase school lunch prices and the cost of after school care.
Long-time Spokane School Board member Rocky Treppiedi easily topped two challengers in the primary to move to the November election.
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.
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 Education Association voted last week to hold a one-day strike on Wednesday to protest the Legislature’s long delay in meeting a state Supreme Court’s demand to increase education funding.