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Wednesday, October 21, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Ground broken on new $43.5M Glover Middle School in northwest Spokane

NAC Architecture designed a building that will allow students to find the right current, the right eddy – and make a few friends along the way. They’ll also get to class a lot sooner, Principal Mark Lund promised Thursday afternoon at the ceremonial groundbreaking for the $43.5 million facility in northwest Spokane.

Spokane Public Schools look to $495.3 million bond to rebuild 3 mid-century middle schools

Welcome to Glover Middle School, where the principal doesn’t wear a button-down shirt because his office is too warm, where students recently went five days without hot water and where asbestos lurks behind every wall. “You’d better step away from there,” joked teacher Danial Witkowski, who teaches robotics in a classroom that dates from when the school opened in 1959.

Accused teacher continues to be paid

A Spokane Public Schools teacher who was investigated by police for multiple counts of child rape has been paid nearly $87,000 on administrative leave while the district conducts its own investigation. A Spokane police detective found enough evidence to support six counts of first-degree child rape against teacher Chris Katke, but the statute of limitations had expired and no charges were filed.

Teacher accused of rape on leave

A Glover Middle School teacher is on paid leave after a police investigation found enough evidence to support charges of six counts of first-degree child rape. Those charges were never brought against the teacher, Chris Katke, however, because the statute of limitations had expired, police said.

Centers aim to steer students on right path

Glover Middle School student William Fausett already has figured out how he’ll pay for college, manage a budget and make sensible purchases. He learned his lessons in the Comcast College and Career Center recently established in his Spokane school.