Stories tagged: McCleary
UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 9:57 p.m.
Mead School Board cuts alternative school, suspends Riverpoint, but staff layoffs still under review
Budget cuts approved Tuesday night by the Mead School Board will shutter M.E.A.D. Alternative High School and temporarily close Riverpoint Academy.
Thu., April 25, 2019, 5 a.m.
While students, parents and staff of Mead School District applauded efforts to deal with a $12 million budget deficit next year, they also urged the school board to spare their …
Wed., April 24, 2019, 5 a.m.
Facing a $12 million budget deficit and some difficult choices, Mead School District has hit the pause button.
UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 11:08 a.m.
As Spokane Public Schools deals with a $31 million budget deficit next year, tough layoff conversations were held across the district last week. However, the cuts fell like a machete …
UPDATED: Sat., April 13, 2019, 11:27 a.m.
One of every 12 employees at Spokane Public Schools could lose their job before the next school year.
UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019, 10:51 p.m.
While hoping for the best from Olympia, the Spokane Public Schools board is preparing for the worst in the face of a projected $43.5 million reduction in levy revenue.
UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 6:35 a.m.
Staff reductions looming at Spokane, Mead and West Valley school districts following pay raises, change in funding
A shift in the tax burden from local districts to Olympia, paired with wage hikes to teachers last fall, has several local school districts declaring financial hardship as they’re planning …
Thu., March 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
While much attention is focused on the legislature’s state capital gains income tax, a much more significant tax increase to bail out school districts – Senate Bill 5313 – has …
Wed., March 6, 2019, 5 a.m.
Four out of five property owners in Spokane County will pay less on their property tax bill in 2019 compared to last year. The bulk of that savings has to …
Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 5 a.m.
The McCleary fix needs more fixing, and the state has yet to figure out a solution.
Sun., Feb. 10, 2019, 5 a.m.
School districts and lawmakers across the state struggle with some of the things the McCleary fix didn’t fix.
Sun., Feb. 10, 2019
The Legislature believes its work funding Washington education is finished; we disagree.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 9:09 a.m.
Spokane Public Schools will soon make some major changes in the landscape of its middle schools, and they have more to do with new attitudes than state-of-the-art buildings.
Mon., Dec. 24, 2018
Partnership between school’s Mark Anderson, city’s Rick Romero led to landmark school and library bonds
It probably won’t be a bestseller, but Mark Anderson and Rick Romero just wrote the book on local intergovernmental cooperation.
Sun., Nov. 11, 2018
Tuesday’s election answered a big question for Spokane Public Schools, but it posed a few more.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 9:28 a.m.
After delivering large pay raises for teachers and other staff, Spokane Public Schools administrators are now looking to shrink the size of its workforce.
Thu., Sept. 6, 2018
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 …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
With new raises in employee contract, Spokane School Board agrees to spend more than it earns this school year
The budget approved by the Spokane School Board on Wednesday hints at wage increases in employee contract.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 11:02 p.m.
Teachers turned up in large numbers and turned up the volume Wednesday night in their ongoing contract talks with the Spokane Public Schools district.
Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 6 a.m.
Tables in the church foyer were lined with photos of Lindsey Baum, from when she was a baby up to age 10. There she was in a cowboy hat, in …
UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 2:41 p.m.
The recent Washington state Supreme Court ruling that ended the McCleary lawsuit does not mean that K-12 public education funding issues have all been resolved. In fact, we now have …
Sun., June 10, 2018
With the McCleary case over, Democrats and Republicans differ on who gets credit or blame.
UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Washington Supreme Court says Legislature has complied with orders to meet a constitutional duty to provide for better schools.
Wed., May 30, 2018, 8:16 p.m.
Hundreds of Kennewick teachers, nurses and other certificated workers rallied and marched Tuesday, saying the school district is getting millions more from the state for their salaries and benefits but …
UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Committee says the Legislature has complied with state Supreme Court order to meet its duty and give adequate financial support to public schools.
Thu., Dec. 21, 2017
There is a need to fully fund public schools and finally remove the yoke of the McCleary ruling that has dominated discussion in Olympia for far too long.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
Voters in the West Valley School District will decide the fate of two tax proposals in February.
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017
The court didn’t rule on the equity issues. The McCleary court case only deals with the “ample provision” clause.
Fri., Nov. 24, 2017
The court rejected the state’s argument that the final step couldn’t be taken all of a sudden, correctly noting that the state was solely responsible for this urgency.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 10:46 p.m.
Spokane Public Schools will ask voters to approve a new, cheaper maintenance and operation levy in February’s special election.