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Central Valley High student arrested after admitting to writing shooting threat to avoid giving class presentations

A 16-year-old Central Valley High School student was arrested Friday after admitting to writing a school shooting threat in a bathroom in order to avoid giving two presentations in class.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

$11.8M Central Valley School District levy likely to pass with fewer than 200 ballots left to count

The Central Valley School District’s one-year, $11.8 million supplemental levy is likely to pass, with more than 51% of residents voting “yes” and about 175 ballots left to count as …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

Central Valley School District levy narrowly leads; East Valley levies approved

Initial results from Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake’s school elections showed that East Valley School District voters approved two levies and Central Valley had a narrow lead.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 2, 2020

Appeals court rules fired University High teacher owed nearly $900,000 in back pay

Teacher Michael Cronin was fired from University High School in 2012 for misconduct.


Central Valley SD redraws attendance map

The Central Valley School District board has announced the new attendance boundaries after three months of public meetings and gathering community input.


Hundreds turn out for Horizon Middle School hard hat tours

The Central Valley School District passed out safety vests and hard hats to the hundreds of people who turned out for a recent tour of the remodeling work underway at …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 21, 2020

Central Valley School District seeks $11.8 million in February special election

The Central Valley School District next month will ask voters for $11.8 million to hire a public safety employee and continue offering electives and extracurricular activities.


The 2010s in review: Schools faced tragedy, expansion and budget drama

In Spokane, schools were built and new standards enacted even as educators were challenged by violence and the vaping epidemic and curriculum changes – ensuring another interesting decade ahead.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

Central Valley girls basketball coach let go for nondisclosure about relationship with former college player

Central Valley School District opted not to renew the contract of girls basketball coach Ryan Bragdon because he was not “forthcoming about the nature and extent of a relationship with …


Boundaries being decided for new, existing high schools in Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake

Central Valley School District will soon decide which schools the districts thousands of high school students will attend when the new Ridgeline High School opens in 2021.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

Central Valley High cancels classes after threat; East Valley threat prompts concern

Central Valley officials did not reveal the contents of the threat but stressed that the lockdown and evacuation measures were only precautionary. At East Valley, a message found in a …


Horizon Middle School first quarter honor roll

Horizon Middle School in the Central Valley School District in Spokane Valley has announced its first quarter honor roll for the 2019-20 school year.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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.