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West Valley School District Proposition 1

Election Results

Option Votes Pct
Yes 3,478 56.58%
No 2,669 43.42%

* 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.

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Spokane Valley students raise funds, pack supplies for survivors of human trafficking

Spokane Valley High School students raised $1,200 to pack 240 bags for local survivors of the human trafficking.

West Valley schools superintendent Gene Sementi retires; Kyle Rydell to take over

Gene Sementi submitted his resignation, effective July 1. He has been a teacher and administrator at the West Valley School District for 31 years.

West Valley, Cheney school districts prepare to use new funds after levies narrowly pass

It wasn’t easy, but the West Valley and Cheney school districts are moving forward following the narrow passage of levies.

West Valley district’s first parent engagement liaison has a cute partner by his side

Russ Aley was a teacher in the West Valley School District for more than a decade when failing vision forced him to give up his job. But he didn’t leave the district. He brought his passion for children to a new role – the district’s first parent engagement liaison.

Mead voters reject school levy; West Valley school levy passing

A $14.6 million supplemental levy in the Mead School District was resoundingly rejected Tuesday night by district voters.

Program gives Spokane schools resources to help students rise above adversity

RISE includes an on-the-ground regional coordinator dedicated to working with school staff, teachers, districts and the community to better understand the underlying factors of stress in schools and foster more positive school environments.

West Valley School District floating levy to maintain, restore educational programs

West Valley School District administrators projected a $2.5 million budget shortfall for the 2019 school year after the Legislature changed its school funding model and cut West Valley’s levy by about $2.75. The two-year, $5.3 million supplemental levy aims to maintain educational programs and restore some that were lost through cuts.

West Valley district refitting old school bus for incident responses

The West Valley School District has turned a 2004 International school bus that would have otherwise been scrapped, or sold, into an incident response vehicle wired for the internet that can be used as a mobile command post during emergencies.

West Valley School District administrator’s Spokane Valley roots run deep

Kyle Rydell is settling into his office and getting to know the West Valley School District staff, but the new assistant superintendent isn’t really a stranger to the district.

West Valley School District adds Bark to put bite on suspicious web traffic

The West Valley School District has signed up for a new service called Bark that automatically scans student emails and documents for keywords related to weapons, violence and bullying.

West Valley senior Kyle Mangum credits Hutton Settlement for his success

West Valley High School senior Kyle Mangum set two goals before graduation: complete 400 hours of community service and maintain a 4.0 grade point average.

Dishman Hills High senior Tyson Ell’s passion for academics, singing will serve him well

Those who lead don’t always shout the loudest or swagger aggressively through life. Sometimes they lead by showing up, being a good example and caring about those around them.

Reneece Bailey says Dishman Hills saw potential she knew she had, opened opportunities

Since coming to Dishman Hills High School a bit behind in credits, Reneece Bailey has soared all the way to the state capital.

Amid swarm of layoffs, West and East Valley schools credit planning and smaller raises for minimal cuts

In a contentious spring of budget-cutting and layoffs, two smaller school districts in Spokane Valley are, almost, feel-good stories.

Ness fourth-graders take robotics prize

The fledgling fourth-grade robotics team at Ness Elementary in the West Valley School District won first place in strategy and innovation at a recent First Robotics competition.

West Valley students get tips from expert on surviving active shooter

The West Valley School District took the unusual step of offering active shooter training to students in its high schools and middle schools as well as their parents on Tuesday.