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A few miles north of Spokane, at the corner of Market Street and Farwell Road, a gleaming field of green turf is ready for football.
The Mead School District board of directors should reconsider its decision to allow most children to return for face-to-face learning this fall, dozens of teachers told the school board Monday night.
Even though school hasn’t been in session for months, the students at Mt. Spokane High School in the Mead School District north of Spokane have been getting to know each other through the “Humans of Mt. Spokane” pages on Instagram and Facebook.
Paraeducator, Elisha Price, continues to go to work every day in the Mead School District to provide child care for children of first responders and health care professionals during the coronavirus pandemic, all while caring for her own five daughters.
Spring break has just begun, but there will be little respite for educators after Gov. Jay Inslee’s decision Monday to close schools through the rest of the academic year.
Spokane Public Schools will continue to offer grab-and-go meals during spring break week, April 6-10. The district also widened its food distribution network Monday, sending buses to neighborhoods near Arlington, Audubon, Cooper, Sheridan and Stevens elementary schools. Meal distribution continues at 24 sites, with distribution Monday through Friday from 11 a.m to noon.
Washington high school seniors who are out of school because of the COVID-19 pandemic may get excused from fully meeting some graduation requirements, the State Board of Education indicated Thursday.
School districts across the state are marshaling their resources to feed and educate students even though schools are closed, including the Mead and Riverside school districts north of Spokane
The Mead School District’s new maintenance facility displays an artist-student stained glass art collaboration. The stained glass window was rescued from storage.
Spokane Public Schools is widening access to food but limiting playground opportunities in the face of the COVID-19 threat. In a letter sent to families Friday night, the district announced that meals will be served beginning Monday at 24 sites, an increase of three from last week. The new sites are Audubon, Bemiss and Cooper elementary schools.
Beginning Monday, the Mead School District will begin a system of weekly communication with parents and students during the current closure, the district announced Thursday.
Midway Elementary in the Mead School District has a Shark Council that was recently recognized at a school board meeting for their positive impact on the culture at the school. The student leadership council is composed entirely of fifth-graders.
More than 100 people protested a comprehensive sex education bill outside the Spokane Public Schools administration building on Wednesday afternoon. Signs carried by protesters decried government overreach, and the loss of children’s innocence and Natalia Hensz, 23, was arrested Friday and charged with arson.
An ambulance crew found a body in the road near Northwood Middle School early Tuesday morning, leading to a two-hour delay in the Mead School District.
Seattle attorneys representing the former student and her mother filed the lawsuit last week in Spokane County Superior Court, seeking damages for the abuse committed by the former teacher, 38-year-old Wesley G. Perez.
The Mead School District is beginning to take public comment on its proposal to adjust the elementary, middle and high school attendance boundaries to accommodate the new schools being built in the district.
The Mead School District is doing more than just picking up the pieces following the rejection earlier this month of a $14.6 million supplemental levy.
The rejection of Mead School District’s $14.6 million levy left school officials in the tough position of canceling a new elementary school project and trying to win back the trust of community.
A $14.6 million supplemental levy in the Mead School District was resoundingly rejected Tuesday night by district voters.
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.