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Spokane teachers elect new leadership, oust incumbent President Jenny Rose

Spokane teachers voted overwhelmingly to elect new union leadership last week in an election plagued with glitches and ineligible ballots. Katy Henry, a special education and behavioral intervention specialist, received …


Breean Beggs offers new police ombudsman plan to minimize union influence

Spokane’s police ombudsman could be in a much stronger position to conduct independent investigations by the end of the year if City Councilman Breean Beggs has his way. Beggs says …


Spokane Public Schools board budget proposal would hike prices for meals, after-school services

The Spokane Public Schools board are considering options for budget cuts, including raising school lunch prices, and delaying some new programs.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 18, 2015

Spokane schools face $5.6 million budget shortfall

Spokane schools are facing a $5.6 million budget shortfall this school year. The deficit, according to Spokane Public Schools district spokesman Kevin Morrison is due to the Spokane Education Association’s …


Spokane teachers union OKs contract, averts strike

Members of the Spokane Education Association approved a tentative one-year contract on Tuesday, avoiding a possible strike that could have begun today. The Spokane Public Schools board is expected to …


No teacher strike; Spokane schools stay open after union, district reach tentative deal

After days of mediated negotiations the Spokane Education Association and Spokane Public Schools came to a tentative contract agreement Thursday afternoon, narrowly avoiding a districtwide strike. “We are very pleased …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 3, 2015

Spokane teacher strike averted; tentative agreement reached

A tentative agreement has been reached between Spokane Public Schools and the teachers union that averts a labor strike Friday.


School talks stall, board prepares for legal action in event of strike

With a strike looming and negotiators unable to craft a deal after an all-day bargaining session Wednesday, the Spokane Public Schools board gave the superintendent the ability to fire striking …


Union, Spokane Public Schools still without deal; board backs measure to fire strikers

With a strike looming and negotiators unable to craft a deal after an all-day bargaining session Wednesday, the Spokane Public School board gave the superintendent the ability to fire striking …


Spokane Public Schools board budget proposal would hike prices for meals, after-school services

The Spokane Public Schools board is considering options for budget cuts, including raising school lunch prices, and delaying some new programs.


Guards in Spokane schools would be armed under district proposal

A sergeant with the Spokane Police Department will supervise up to 17 armed guards in Spokane’s schools, if an agreement between the city of Spokane and Spokane Public Schools is …


Shawn Vestal: Teachers union president explains walkout in Q-and-A

Today, 3,000 members of the Spokane Education Association will walk off the job in an effort to send a message to the Legislature that it needs to step up to …


Salaries holding steady for top school administrators

Top leaders at Washington’s second-largest school district will not receive a pay raise for the fourth year in a row. Spokane Public Schools’ board still is scarred from a public …


Talks over arming Spokane school officers on hold

Officers won’t be armed in Spokane schools – at least not for now. Arming Spokane Public Schools’ resource officers appeared to be a dead conversation between union negotiators and district …


Spokane schools officials’ pay frozen

Spokane Public Schools central administrators’ pay will remain unchanged for the 2012-’13 school year, district officials announced Monday. The decision comes as the district’s upcoming budget is being finalized.


District seeks input on new Spokane schools chief

While area leaders suggest a variety of traits are needed in the next head of Spokane Public Schools, they all agree that the new superintendent must have one characteristic in …


District investigating Ferris political debate

An October debate for school board and mayoral candidates at Ferris High School was promoted as student-led and -run, from start to finish. But few, if any, of the questions …


Union broke law with Kids News ad

The Spokane Education Association, the union for more than 3,000 Spokane Public Schools employees, placed ads featuring local candidate endorsements in a publication distributed in the district’s elementary schools – …


SPS won’t increase class sizes or cut special ed assistants

Spokane Public Schools’ officials agreed to a 2011-12 preliminary budget Wednesday that does not increase any class sizes, but there’s still work to be done. About $1 million remains to …


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 …


Teachers union protests administrative pay raises

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 the elected …