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EV track, field team welcomes warm weather

In the past, the first dozen or so track and field practices of the season have required athletes to wear track shoes – the lightweight running shoes with sharp, little …


East Valley superintendent candidate list down to 6

The East Valley School District board has narrowed its superintendent search to six semifinalists. Following preliminary interviews scheduled Monday and Wednesday, the board will select three candidates for final interviews …


East Valley school board member Mitch Jensen to resign

Longtime East Valley school board member Mitch Jensen will step down from his seat effective Oct. 14. “I am not giving in, I am not giving up, I have simply …


Letters rankle educators Notices about failing Valley schools, districts misleading, they say

School districts in the Spokane Valley area are, like districts around the state, sending out letters to parents explaining why their school and district is failing. The letters are a …


East Valley Middle School ready for first day

The East Valley School District has a middle school again. East Valley Middle School has received a new coat of paint and is ready to welcome seventh- and eighth-grade students.


EV administration, InTec breaking in army reserve center

Over the summer, the East Valley School District administration moved to its new location at 3830 N. Sullivan Road. “It was a hot Tuesday in July,” joked Interim Superintendent Tom …


EVSD may seek bus, tech funds

During Tuesday night’s East Valley School Board meeting, Interim Superintendent Tom Gresch and Assistant Superintendent Brian Aiken discussed the possibility of putting levies for transportation and technology in front of …


STEAM camp is a magnet for young artists

School may have ended for students last week, but some of them have returned to East Farms STEAM Magnet School for art camp. “Whatever your imagination can think of, it’s …


EV extends interim superintendent’s contract

The East Valley School Board voted to extend Interim Superintendent Tom Gresch’s contract through the end of the 2014-15 school year. According to the contract, Gresch will receive $150,000 in …


PACE Awards recognize exemplary students

Students in Spokane Valley and Tekoa who personify character traits of Partners Advancing Character Education were recently recognized at the 2014 PACE Awards held at Mirabeau Park Hotel and Convention …


EV counselor who’s worked at all school levels is ready to retire

Bruce Fulkerson became a school counselor after working in the juvenile court system. “I’ve always been in a position of trying to help kids,” he said.


East Valley schools to see changes due to enrollment slide

With declining enrollment and related staff cuts, East Valley School District administrators are making changes in day-to-day operations. Interim Superintendent Tom Gresch is hoping scheduling changes will help keep many …


East Valley district layoffs centered at high school

The East Valley School District is sending out layoff notices this week to 66 certificated employees. Human Resources Director Neale Rasmussen believes many of those individuals will be asked back, …


State laws mean new graduation requirements for high school seniors

High school seniors are miffed. A new law in Washington tossing out culminating projects as a state-mandated graduation requirement kicks in a year too late for them.


EV postpones search for superintendent

The East Valley School District will wait until October to begin a search for a new superintendent. The school board unanimously picked Northwest Leadership Associates of Liberty Lake to lead …


East Valley School District moves toward layoffs

The East Valley School board on Tuesday took its first step to begin layoffs. The board approved a resolution that states the layoffs would help the district avoid a fiscal …


Army center gets new life

The former Walker Army Reserve Center is loaded with options for the East Valley School District. The building, at 3830 N. Sullivan Road, was acquired from the Department of Defense …


EV’s InTech program open to students outside district

InTech, East Valley School District’s new career and technical education program, is opening up to students outside the school district. “We need people to know about it,” said Darsi Bankey, …


EVSD decides to end K-8 format

The East Valley School Board voted to unwind its K-8 configuration Tuesday, directing Interim Superintendent Tom Gresch to hash out the details. Gresch hopes to have this done for the …


EV interim superintendent began career in district

Tom Gresch has a long history with the East Valley School District. Now, he’s serving as interim superintendent through the end of the school year. The school board approved his …


EV school district board approves interim superintendent contract

The East Valley School Board met in executive session Tuesday to discuss the contract of Interim Superintendent Tom Gresch. Gresch was chosen as the interim superintendent Feb. 14 after the …


East Valley school superintendent stepping down

East Valley School District Superintendent John Glenewinkel and the district’s board have reached an agreement that will release Glenewinkel from his contract. “He would have liked to have stayed,” board …


‘Thorough investigation’ follows Deryan firing

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is recommending 29 new charges for a former substitute teacher accused of assaulting students in a sixth-grade classroom last month. Deputy Craig Chamberlain, spokesman for …


Teacher, school board member on probation for third DUI

An East Valley School District board member is serving two years probation for his third drunken-driving offense since 1988. Mitchell G. Jensen, 51, is also a middle school teacher in …


EV board plans town hall meetings

The East Valley School Board has heard many comments from the public during the past several months, and Tuesday’s meeting was no exception. In order to more fully discuss issues …


Former EV teacher pleads not guilty to assault, unlawful imprisonment

Former East Valley substitute teacher Matthew C. Deryan, 46, pleaded not guilty to multiple charges last week stemming from an incident at Trent School on Jan. 16. His trial has …


EV board discusses forming committees, K-8

Although K-8 wasn’t on the school board’s agenda Tuesday, East Valley School District parents and teachers showed up to share their opinions. The boardroom was so crowded people were sitting …


Bond set for substitute teacher Deryan, charged in alleged assaults at Trent Elementary

A cash bond of $20,000 was set Friday for a substitute teacher accused of assaulting several sixth-grade students at Trent Elementary School on Thursday. Matthew C. Deryan, 46, has also …


Cash bond set for teacher accused of assaulting sixth-graders at Trent Elementary

A cash bond of $20,000 was set Friday for a substitute teacher accused of assaulting several sixth-grade students at Trent Elementary School on Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2014

Trent Elementary teacher under investigation for inappropriate behavior

Trent Elementary School in the East Valley School District announced today that a substitute teacher is under investigation for putting his hands on students and “other inappropriate things.” A sixth-grade …