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Haynes defeats Treppiedi for Spokane School Board

Incumbent Spokane School Board member Rocky Treppiedi has lost his re-election bid. The Spokane County Election’s Office finished counting on Monday almost all the remaining 5,000 ballots it had left to count from last week’s election.

Treppiedi continues to slip against Haynes in Spokane School Board race

Longtime Spokane School Board incumbent Rocky Treppiedi continued to lose ground Thursday evening in his bid to retain his seat as a director with Spokane Public Schools. With more ballots counted, Haynes lead the longtime school board incumbent by 774 votes. There are 3,796 ballots left to be counted in that race. Countywide there are 5,000 ballots left to be counted.

School talks stall, board prepares for legal action in event of strike

With a strike looming and negotiators unable to craft a deal after an all-day bargaining session Wednesday, the Spokane Public Schools board gave the superintendent the ability to fire striking workers and bring legal action against the union. “We’re not surprised by the resolution,” said Spokane Education Association President Jenny Rose. “Truly in my heart I think that it’s a scare tactic for our members.”

Three vie for school board

A lot has changed in the 20 years since Rocky Treppiedi won a seat on Spokane Public Schools’ board of directors. But not Rocky Treppiedi.

Spokane School Board candidates weigh in on walkout

Voters who have strong opinions about the Spokane teacher walkout this week likely will find a school board candidate on their August primary ballot who shares their stance. The Spokane Education Association voted last week to hold a one-day strike on Wednesday to protest the Legislature’s long delay in meeting a state Supreme Court’s demand to increase education funding.

New start times for Spokane schools approved

Lots of students will need to adjust their alarm clocks this fall. Spokane Public Schools’ board of directors voted unanimously Wednesday to move elementary school start times earlier and push back middle school start times.

Extended Spokane school days put on hold for year

Spokane youngsters will get a one-year reprieve from an extended school day. Union negotiations, scheduling dynamics and a fast-approaching end to the school year will delay longer school days for at least a year.

Spokane expands full-day kindergarten to all schools

Spokane Public Schools’ board decided Wednesday to offer full-day kindergarten in all 34 of its elementary schools starting this fall. While there are many other budget items left to discuss, the school board voted unanimously to approve full-day kindergarten.