Stories tagged: mccleary
Sun., Jan. 26, 2020
The Spokane Public Schools board has some big decisions ahead. It is too early to dismiss any ideas and respond without more time, study, and information.
Wed., Sept. 11, 2019
At almost every school in Spokane, classrooms are filled with more students after
UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019
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
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
Facing a $12 million budget deficit and some difficult choices, Mead School District has hit the pause button.
UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019
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
One of every 12 employees at Spokane Public Schools could lose their job before the next school year.
UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019
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
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
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
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
The McCleary fix needs more fixing, and the state has yet to figure out a solution.
Sun., Feb. 10, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Washington Supreme Court says Legislature has complied with orders to meet a constitutional duty to provide for better schools.
Wed., May 30, 2018
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
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
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.