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Capping a summer of conversation and revision, the Spokane Public Schools board of directors is poised to adopt a $461 million balanced budget for the upcoming school year.
Among the issues at hand: With $3.6 million in spending from reserves, how can they most efficiently spend money to better serve students?
The $1.4 million contract with Excelsior Wellness Center is part of a complete overhaul of a system that serves hundreds of Spokane students with varying needs. Now they will be placed in 11 different programs, based on age and emotional need.
On Wednesday night, the public will get its last, best chance to offer input on next year’s Spokane Public Schools budget.
Among the biggest cuts in next year’s Spokane Public Schools proposed operating budget announced Thursday is $4.65 million in support services – primarily custodial and maintenance operations.
Budget cuts and layoffs at Spokane Public Schools may mean that students are let out of school 75 minutes early every Friday to give teachers weekly preparation and planning time.
As Spokane Public Schools deals with a $31 million budget deficit next year, tough layoff conversations were held across the district last week. However, the cuts fell like a machete in Spokane’s low-income neighborhoods.
One of every 12 employees at Spokane Public Schools could lose their job before the next school year.
After delivering large pay raises for teachers and other staff, Spokane Public Schools administrators are now looking to shrink the size of its workforce.
The irony isn’t lost on the state’s school districts, teachers and the public they serve: that the $2 billion windfall created by the landmark McCleary court decision has reaped a whirlwind of contention, a chaotic summer of salary negotiations and an uncertain future for everyone.
After weeks of talks and four days of mediated negotiations, Spokane Public Schools and the Spokane Education Association reached a tentative agreement Tuesday night on a new contract.
It’s no exaggeration to say that Spokane Public Schools’ new bond proposal was inspired by a pile of dirt.
Spokane Public Schools officials are looking ahead to next week, next year and the next decade as they assemble a $436 million budget for next year.
Spokane Public Schools must move immediately to devote more resources to mental health counseling, its governing body was told Wednesday night.
Spokane Public Schools officials are exploring the possibility of placing a major bond measure on the November ballot that would move up the timetable for building three new middle schools and replacing three others.
Spokane Public Schools kept up its 40-year winning streak alive as voters approved its latest levy request to pay for personnel and sports activities. The levy request was passing with 72.6 percent of the vote after Tuesday night’s count. It required just more than 50 percent to pass.
The ballots already going out to voters are asking Spokane County residents to reduce the property taxes they give for schools. Sort of.
If I heard any “costs” spoken about at the June 14 board meeting, they were the costs to our system that has thrown away young members of our community for far too long.
The Spokane Public Schools board of directors approved a new contract for Superintendent Shelley Redinger, Feb. 22.