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Jim Allen joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently covers K-12 education and women's basketball.

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News >  Spokane
Oct. 15, 2019, 7:17 p.m.
By late last week, more than 900 students in Spokane Public Schools lacked the necessary immunizations. The deadline was Monday, when 323 were turned away.

Oct. 15, 2019, 5 a.m.
A committee will review current and projected student enrollment and facilities, and then analyze the effects of attendance boundary changes for schools – including those affecting feeder patterns, neighborhood definitions and socioeconomic factors.

Oct. 14, 2019, midnight
Grant funding has allowed neighborhood proponents to push for support services for students in an area of Spokane that has long-standing poverty and educational issues. That includes an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math training and increasing access to after- and out-of-school programming.

Oct. 13, 2019, 5 a.m.
Kelli MacFarlane says all schools, including elementaries, in the Spokane Public Schools should have an armed security officer. Her opponent, Jenny Slagle, believes security can be improved in different ways.