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UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017

Spokane Public Schools board of directors announce seven finalists for vacant seat

The Spokane Public Schools board of directors selected seven finalists for a vacant board seat.


Spokane Public Schools accepting applications for vacant board seat

Spokane Public Schools board accepting applications to fill a vacant board seat until Feb. 23.


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 …


Sally Fullmer challenging Bob Douthitt for Spokane school board seat

The two candidates for Spokane Public Schools’ only contested board race have starkly different views of what the state’s second-largest district should offer students and the community, although it can …


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, …


Schools’ choice policy altered

Parents of most Spokane Public Schools students still will be able to choose the school their child attends under a policy adopted by the school board this week. The policy …


School officials discuss student transfer policy

Spokane Public Schools’ administration and board members have spent weeks trying to make changes to its intradistrict transfer policy to make sure neighborhood kids can go to their neighborhood school …


Parents want to ensure children can attend their neighborhood schools

Having your child attend the elementary school in your neighborhood seems like a given. It’s not possible for all Spokane Public Schools students, however, because their neighborhood schools are full, …


District warns 238 of layoffs

Spokane Public Schools administrators issued an unprecedented 238 layoff notices Tuesday in preparation for a “worst-case scenario” state budget. On the list: 72 elementary school teachers, 42 high school and …


Spokane Public Schools issues 238 layoff notices

Spokane Public Schools administrators issued an unprecedented 238 layoff notices Tuesday in preparation for a “worst-case scenario” state budget. On the list: 72 elementary school teachers, 42 high school and …


Teachers protest raises for administrators

Hundreds of Spokane Public Schools employees sent a message to the school board Wednesday night: “We’re angry!” Union members packed the board of directors meeting to express disappointment that school …


Administrators out of school budget woes’ reach

While private-sector and state workers have taken hits during the economic downturn, many public school administrators have seen their pay remain steady or increase. Spokane Public Schools officials – from …