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Wednesday, December 11, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

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Mead School District looks at boundary changes

The Mead School District is beginning to take public comment on its proposal to adjust the elementary, middle and high school attendance boundaries to accommodate the new schools being built …


Mead School District will build 10th elementary school

The Mead School District is doing more than just picking up the pieces following the rejection earlier this month of a $14.6 million supplemental levy.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Mead school officials suspend new elementary school as they deal with levy rejection

The rejection of Mead School District’s $14.6 million levy left school officials in the tough position of canceling a new elementary school project and trying to win back the trust …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019

Free immunization clinic helps Spokane County kids get shots required to attend school

By late last week, more than 900 students in Spokane Public Schools lacked the necessary immunizations. The deadline was Monday, when 323 were turned away.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

Election preview: Mead School District board member Dorcas Wylder faces challenger Michael Cannon

Wylder, who was appointed to the seat at the beginning of the year, defended the school board’s decisions to end programs while facing a projected budget shortfall next year. Cannon …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

Mead school board race pits veteran against newcomer critical of how district handled recent cuts

Bob Olson, who has on the Mead School District board for 34 years, says stability on the board will help the district navigate a difficult period. His challenger in the …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019

$14.6M Mead schools levy would mitigate effects of recent budget cuts

Alone among the larger districts in Spokane County, the Mead School District decided this year to mitigate its budget problems by offering a two-year supplemental levy on the Nov. 5 …


Old Northwood Middle School turned into Sixth Grade Center

The Mead School District opens a Sixth Grade Center to house sixth-graders temporarily while a new middle school is under construction in the Five Mile area.


Remodeled Shiloh Hills Elementary set to go

Students at Shiloh Hills Elementary were extremely excited to be back at school for a dedication ceremony Tuesday, even if it was just for the night.


Two Midway Elementary teachers awarded Safeway/Albertsons Foundation grants

Two Midway Elementary teachers in the Mead School District are celebrating receiving grants from the Safeway/Albertsons Foundation to fund hands-on learning experiences that they hope will excite and engage their …


New Mead schools superintendent leads district amid budget turmoil

Shawn Woodward has been on the job for only four weeks, but Mead’s new collaborator-in-chief is off to a fast start.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019

Mead School District to float $14.6 million supplemental levy

According to the district, the money raised would reinstate some paraeducators lost in recent cuts, maintain nursing staff at current levels, increase safety and security personnel and expand learning opportunities …


Mead community bids farewell to old high school-middle school building

A couple hundred people turned out last week to take one last look at the old Mead Middle School turned Boys and Girls Club before it is torn down to …


Mead School District is ‘one of the lucky ones’: EPA grant helps with purchase of five more new buses

Mead School District Transportation Director Brian Liberg has been busy using grant money from the state and federal government to get old school buses, some dating back as far as …


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019

Mead schools work to find new homes for students displaced by budget cuts

Following an emotional round of budget cuts that led to the closure of two major programs, the Mead School District is attempting to point affected students in the right direction …


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019

Fully alive and notching goals, Riverpoint senior Peyton Lightsey thanks teachers

After undergoing hardships and health issues that would devastate many adults, Peyton Lightsey is rising from the ashes, stretching her wings and getting ready to soar.


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019

North Star senior Gabriella Alvarez blossoms, finds her voice, and now encourages others

Once introverted and shy, North Star School senior Gabriella Alvarez overcame a speech impediment to find her voice through YMCA’s Youth and Government program.


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019

Mt. Spokane High School senior, pilot and plane builder Nicolas Burrows is ready to take off

Nicolas Burrows is ready to take flight from Mt. Spokane High School in more ways than one.


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019

M.E.A.D. Alternative’s Christian Phillips turned things around, and now aims high: for Air Force

When Christian Phillips looks to his future, he sees a military career, and maybe someday owning his own nostalgia-themed store.


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019

Mead High senior Corrie Grieves enjoys fencing, taekwondo and watching TV shows in German

Mead High School senior Corrie Grieves is not one to sit idle. The honor roll student seems determined to be in as many school clubs and activities outside of school …


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019

Five Mile Prairie senior Estir Konstantin says faith, family, teachers helped her through adversity

It’s easy for a person to let adversity define or impede them. Estir Konstantin doesn’t do what is easy.


Newcomers ready to campaign for Spokane school board as three incumbents decline to seek re-election

Three incumbents declined to file for re-election to the Spokane Public Schools board of directors this week, setting the stage for newcomers to help tackle public education policy and budgeting.


Five candidates with education backgrounds file for school board seats

Five candidates with varied ties to public education want to take them even further by seeking election to the Spokane Public Schools board of directors.


School boards draw challengers amid budget crisis and layoffs

School board races are off to a fast start in Spokane County – especially in Mead, where at least one challenger has promised to make an issue of the district’s …


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.


UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019

Mead School District to make decision on budget cuts Tuesday

Two weeks after hearing impassioned pleas on behalf of several endangered programs, the district’s board of directors is expected to make a final decision Tuesday night.


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019

Central Valley, Ferris and North Central among top local schools in annual U.S. News and World Report rankings

U.S. News and World Report gave out its annual report cards this week, 17,000 of them to every high school in the nation, with so-so results for Eastern Washington. The …


Local school districts crunching budget numbers after Legislature gives more money

For Spokane Public Schools and other districts in the region, the news out of Olympia last weekend was very good.


Mead families urge board to save alternative programs and schools amid budget cuts

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 …


Mead waits on school budget cuts until community weighs options

Facing a $12 million budget deficit and some difficult choices, Mead School District has hit the pause button.