Stories tagged: discipline
Thu., May 2, 2019, 5 a.m.
Spokane Public Schools’ use of restraints, isolation rooms increased again, but officials claim reporting error
For the second year in a row, Spokane Public Schools placed students in isolation rooms or restraints at a rate far higher than other districts in the school year 2017-18.
Mon., March 4, 2019, 6 a.m.
Spokane Public Schools is failing to connect with minority students on the subject of safety and discipline, board members were reminded this past week.They also were confronted with numbers suggesting …
Mon., Aug. 13, 2018
African-Americans, special education students and other groups in Spokane Public Schools are facing much higher rates of discipline than their peers, the district board was told last week.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
State regulators have disciplined 28 teachers over the past school year for ethical misconduct ranging from inappropriate conduct with a student to substance abuse.
UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017, 7:55 p.m.
Spokane school district security officers arrested 99 students this school year. Nearly half of them were minorities.
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 11:01 p.m.
Overall, Spokane Public Schools suspension rates have dropped 31 percent over the past two years, according to data collected by the district.
Sun., June 25, 2017
If I heard any “costs” spoken about at the June 14 board meeting, they were the costs to our system that has thrown away young members of our community for …
UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
The Spokane Public Schools board of directors approved a campus safety policy that creates stricter use-of-force guidelines and requires quarterly data reporting.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
Spokane students who come from low-income families are disciplined more than their wealthier peers, according to new discipline data provided by the district.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 3 a.m.
Despite gains districtwide in suspension and discipline rates, there have been more kindergarten and first-grade suspensions than high school suspensions.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 3 a.m.
A coalition of parents, advocates and local organizations petitioned Spokane Public Schools to revise the district’s use of force policy earlier this month, raising concerns that the policy was too …
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016
For the past two years Spokane Public Schools has been overhauling how it handles student discipline.
Thu., June 2, 2016, 6:06 p.m.
Police say a boy who went missing after his parents reportedly left him in a forest as punishment six days ago has been found.
Sun., May 22, 2016, 4 a.m.
When David Staley was caught with marijuana at school for the third time, he figured he was done. A short, muscular, 17-year-old junior at North Central High School, Staley had …
Mon., April 18, 2016, 11:27 a.m.
Angry parents are demanding action after they say at least five students were handcuffed at a Middle Tennessee elementary school for not stopping an off-campus fight.
Fri., April 15, 2016, 5:20 p.m.
A state discplinary board fined Rajeev Rajendra, ordered him to attend an ethics course and censured him in an order signed last month. Rajendra lied about his certification and falisfied …
Thu., Jan. 15, 2015
So the Kootenai County prosecutor has admitted that putting a warrant out on a 9-year-old who’s accused of grabbing bubblegum from a grocery store was not, um, warranted. “I have …
Fri., July 12, 2013
A group of four retired Spokane County sheriff’s deputies is challenging Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich in a public campaign that questions his leadership. The group, called Integrity First, filed paperwork last …
Wed., June 9, 2010, 8:01 p.m.
A Spokane County Jail corrections deputy is challenging his dismissal in March for alleged failure to discover an inmate’s death and then lying about it.
Thu., Dec. 10, 2009
A new initiative started by East Valley High School to allow students to do community service instead of detention time is the first of its kind in the Valley. The …
Mon., July 28, 2008
To spank or not to spank? It’s a dilemma faced by many good parents.
Thu., July 17, 1997
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to reinstate a suit by an Idaho woman who said her constitutional right to discipline her son was violated when police investigated …
Sat., Feb. 22, 1997
Guardian Terry Burke has taken Kyle Timboe out of Lakes Middle School amid allegations of abuse in special education classes. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review
Wed., Oct. 9, 1996
Court Upholds Suits Against Principal Students Can Sue School Official For Excessive Corporal Punishment
The American Civil Liberties Union hailed as “an important civil rights victory” an appellate court ruling that found it unconstitutional for school officials to use excessive force on students. The …
Sat., Oct. 5, 1996
When 14-year-old Chris Gordon called a girl a “fat cow” and screamed a profanity at school, teachers didn’t take the matter into their own hands - they went to police. …
Sat., Oct. 5, 1996
A teacher charged with taping an unruly pupil’s mouth and sealing him in a box has a history of similar behavior, police said: She once taped another child’s mouth and …
Sun., July 7, 1996
Pop was older than I. He was 46 when I was born and I was the oldest of five. That made him older than all his kids - a fact …
Tue., May 7, 1996
Mangan Docked For Foul Language Incident Will Cost Police Chief $1,264; Mangan Calls Discipline ‘Appropriate, Fair’
Police Chief Terry Mangan will be docked four days’ pay as punishment for his armed run-in with three men outside his home, City Manager Roger Crum announced Monday night. While …
Sat., Jan. 27, 1996
Child Abuse Bill Denounced At Public Hearing Committee Chairwoman Says Bill Narrowing Definition Unlikely To Go Anywhere This Session
Democrats and child abuse workers on Friday condemned a Republican effort to narrow the legal definition of what constitutes child abuse. Rep. Bill Backlund, R-Redmond, said the changes are needed …
Fri., Aug. 25, 1995
A father who smacked his 4-year-old daughter on the bottom ended up feeling a sting in his own back pocket when police ordered him to pay a $470 fine. Norway’s …