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Spokane School Board: Slagle vs. MacFarlane

At the Northwest Passages Pints and Politics debate between Spokane School Board and City Council candidates, candidates Kelli MacFarlane and Jenny Slagle talk about Spokane school issues as they vie for the Position 2 seat on the Spokane Public Schools board. Debate was October 3, 2019 and held at OverBluff Cellars' tasting room at the Washington Cracker Building in Spokane.

Safety and security a key topic in Spokane School Board elections

All six remaining Spokane School Board candidates agree that the question of improving security is more complicated than the black-and-white question of whether the district should arm its campus resource officers or contract with law enforcement for similar services.

Candidates for Spokane School Board offer differing opinions on arming security, budget issues

Whoever wins the race for Position 2 on the Spokane Public Schools board of directors, expect them to take a cautious approach on budgetary issues. All three candidates – Luc Jasmin III, Kelli MacFarlane and Jenny Slagle – support more fiscal restraint as the district deals with a multimillion-dollar budget deficit. All three support – or at least are open to supporting – the district asking voters for a levy to prevent recent budget cuts.