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Dolan and Long vie for seat on Central Valley School District board

Candidates Susan Dolan and Debra Long are running for a position on the Central Valley School District board.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019, 7:51 a.m.

McMullen and Myers bring experience in race for Central Valley School Board

When the state changed the funding model for public education, Central Valley School Board member Cindy McMullen likened it to a working family who just lost half a paycheck. In …


Groundbreaking launches construction of Ridgeline High School in Liberty Lake

Cars filled an empty field in Liberty Lake last week as the community turned out in droves for the official groundbreaking ceremony for the new Ridgeline High School.


Vistas, possibilities breathtaking at Selkirk Middle School in Liberty Lake

The new-building smell at Selkirk Middle School may wear off before school starts on Wednesday but it was still evident last week when Central Valley School District officials welcomed the …


Broadway Elementary’s Analisa McCann receives ESD 101 regional teacher of year award

First-grade teacher Analisa McCann was surprised to see an email in her inbox this spring congratulating her on being nominated for the ESD 101 Regional Teacher of the Year contest.


Site work on schedule for new Ridgeline High near Liberty Lake

The construction project is underway for a new high school in the Central Valley School District


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 2:46 p.m.

Liberty Lake teen Grant Hill is valedictorian of STEM Academy’s first graduating class

STEM Academy senior Grant Hill has his sights firmly set on his future, with everything from his status as his class’s valedictorian to his volunteer work leading toward his goal …


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 2:34 p.m.

Acknowledging help he’s received, Mica Peak’s Bol Pennington aims to give back

Bol Pennington is a “one-in-million person,” says student support official Star Chavez.


UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019, 1:59 p.m.

With paint and a listening ear, Central Valley’s Marissa Kenney helps break stigma of depression

Marissa Kenney knew she had to do something, anything.


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 8:38 p.m.

Two girls found after leaving Ponderosa Elementary School during recess

After five girls walked away from recess at Ponderosa Elementary School, three were quickly found, but two girls, age 11 and 12, went missing for hours while a helicopter searched …


Newcomers ready to campaign for Spokane school board as three incumbents decline to seek re-election

Three incumbents declined to file for re-election to the Spokane Public Schools board of directors this week, setting the stage for newcomers to help tackle public education policy and budgeting.


Teen on bike sustains minor injuries after clipping Central Valley School District bus

A 17-year-old sustained minor injuries after hitting a Central Valley School District bus Friday morning.


Five candidates with education backgrounds file for school board seats

Five candidates with varied ties to public education want to take them even further by seeking election to the Spokane Public Schools board of directors.


School boards draw challengers amid budget crisis and layoffs

School board races are off to a fast start in Spokane County – especially in Mead, where at least one challenger has promised to make an issue of the district’s …


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 7:41 p.m.

Central Valley, Ferris and North Central among top local schools in annual U.S. News and World Report rankings

U.S. News and World Report gave out its annual report cards this week, 17,000 of them to every high school in the nation, with so-so results for Eastern Washington. The …


Local school districts crunching budget numbers after Legislature gives more money

For Spokane Public Schools and other districts in the region, the news out of Olympia last weekend was very good.


Central Valley may cut 60 teaching and classroom jobs as part of budget shortfall

The Central Valley School District may eliminate about 60 teaching and other classroom staff positions as administrators deal with a $12 million budget shortfall next year.


Central Valley schools bracing for budget cuts and layoffs

Facing a projected $12 million budget deficit next year, the Central Valley School District is bracing for cuts in staffing and programs.


Construction of Central Valley School District’s new middle school is on track, Superintendent Ben Small says

Hundreds of people gathered Tuesday afternoon for a “Behind the Fence” sneak peak at the new Selkirk Middle School currently under construction just south of Mission Avenue on the edge …


Evergreen Middle School announces its second quarter honor roll for the 2018-19 school year

Evergreen Middle School in the Central Valley School District has announced its second quarter honor roll for the 2018-19 school year.


McDonald Elementary music teacher wins two awards for excellence

McDonald Elementary music teacher Jan Frank was blown away last month when she was presented with two awards, Central Valley School District teacher of the year from the American Legion …


Central Valley District chooses Ridgeline High School as name of third high school

The Central Valley School District announced Ridgeline High School as the name of its proposed third comprehensive high school.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 2:37 p.m.

Two 13-year-old boys arrested after bringing airsoft gun to school, firing pellets at windows

Two 13-year-old boys allegedly brought an airsoft gun to an elementary school in Spokane Valley Friday, resulting in their arrest.


CVSD’s Community Connections event showcases student STEM projects at Spokane Valley Tech

STEM Academy students at Spokane Valley Tech showed off some of their engineering projects and prototype designs last week as part of a Community Connections event hosted by the Central …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 10:36 p.m.

Central Valley School District teachers vote overwhelmingly to approve now contract

Central Valley School District teachers moved swiftly and decisively to approve a new salary contract Friday afternoon.


Tentative deal reached in Central Valley School District teachers’ contract negotiations

After weeks of slow progress in salary negotiations, the Central Valley School District and its teachers’ union sprinted to the finish line Monday night to reach a tentative agreement on …


Central Valley School District, teachers union reach tentative agreement

The Central Valley School District and its teachers union reached a tentative agreement in contract talks Monday, according to the Central Valley Education Association.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 7:52 p.m.

Central Valley teachers and administrators to meet Monday on pay increases

After Spokane Public Schools and the Mead School District agreed this week to large pay raises for their teachers, the teachers union for Central Valley School District hopes to get …


The ABCs of the new school year

Back to school means more than books. It’s about new programs, new facilities, new faces and new issues. Throughout the Inland Northwest, students, parents and educators have much to look …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 10:48 p.m.

Spokane Gun Club votes to sell land to Valley School District

The Spokane Gun Club approved selling land to the Central Valley School District in a final vote Friday evening.