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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.

UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

Shawn Woodward named as new Mead School District superintendent

Shawn Woodward, who has led the Lake Pend Oreille School District for the past seven years, has been named superintendent of the Mead School District.

Registration underway for Mead School District’s popular summer STEM camps

The Mead School District is continuing its annual tradition of opening its doors to the community for summer STEM camps and registration for the popular camps is now open.

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 …

Industrial grade 3D printer a game changer: Riverpoint Academy eagerly awaits new machine bought with Hagan grant

Teachers at Riverpoint Academy in the Mead School District are eagerly awaiting the arrival of an industrial grade 3D printing machine paid for by a $23,860 grant from the Hagan …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019

Mead High School announces first-semester honor roll for 2018-19 school year

Mead High School has announced its first semester honor roll for the 2018-19 school year.

Mead Schools superintendent retiring

After more than four decades in education, the past dozen as superintendent of the fast-growing Mead School District, Tom Rockefeller is retiring from his “dream job.”

Northwood Middle School set to experiment with Flexcarts

Northwood Middle School in the Mead School District has won a $20,000 STEM Lighthouse grant from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018

Mead School District smartphone app enhances communication with parents

The Mead School District has been using a smartphone app to keep connected with parents for the last two years.

Mead School District steps up to buy some basic supplies for third year in row

Shopping for school supplies in late summer is a rite of passage for most students that can also be a financial burden for families. For the third year, the Mead …

Tentative deal reached in Central Valley School District teachers’ contract negotiations

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

Spokane teachers and school board reach salary deal

After weeks of talks and four days of mediated negotiations, Spokane Public Schools and the Spokane Education Association reached a tentative agreement Tuesday night on a new contract.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018

Spokane teachers and district continue negotiations for higher pay

Following a 14-hour session on Monday night, representatives for Spokane Public Schools and the Spokane Education Association were back at the negotiating table Tuesday morning with the aim of reaching …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018

Mead teachers set to receive 16 percent pay raises

Mead teachers are set to receive pay raises of between 15 percent to 16 percent this year.

The ABCs of the new school year

Back to school means more than books. It’s about new programs, new facilities, new faces and new issues. Throughout the Inland Northwest, students, parents and educators have much to look …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018

Mead schools, teachers union reach tentative contract; legislator calls for state intervention in strikes

Mead School District officials and the district’s teachers union have reached a tentative contract agreement, with union members scheduled to vote on it Monday evening.

UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018

Former Mead High School teacher Wesley Perez, accused of having relationship with minor student, out of jail on bond

A former Mead High School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with one of his students is out of custody after posting bail.

Mead district hosts book events to help children practice reading and writing skills during summer

It’s always a struggle to keep children from losing progress in reading during the summer, so the Mead School District has come up with a couple of options for parents …

Mead High drama teacher takes final bow

Mead High School drama teacher retires after a 35-year teaching career.

UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018

Attorney says Mead High School student in ‘constant fear’ of defendant and former teacher’s possible release

While 37-year-old Wesley Perez looked on from a TV screen attached to the wall, at times slumping his head or adjusting his gaze, attorney Bob Dunn laid out all the …

Mead senior Azizullah Moltafet is going places, counselor says

When Azizullah Moltafet arrived in the United States in 2012 via Afghanistan, Russia and several countries in between, he didn’t speak a word of English. Neither did his mother and …

Mt. Spokane High senior Troy Ruffin ‘leads from the heart’

Never underestimate the power of a poster. When Troy Ruffin was in middle school he saw a classroom poster featuring the presidents of the United States. Next to President Obama’s …

Creative wheels spinning for Riverpoint Academy’s Zachary Zschoche

Last year Zachary Zschoche created a gear box that turns elaborately designed discs in opposite directions, creating what’s called at Moire effect, on a whim. Zschoche previously attended Mt. Spokane …

MEAD Alternative senior triumphs over trauma, health crisis

When MEAD Alternative High School teacher Karina Berven first met Marina Brownlee, the student was at least a full academic year behind her peers.

Five Mile Prairie senior Marina Shustov overcomes personal tragedy to complete school early

Resiliency. That’s the first word that comes to mind when Craig Taylor, counselor at Five Mile Prairie School, talks about Marina Shustov. Not only did Shustov complete school a quarter …

UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018

Mead High School student says teacher told her to deny their sexual relationship

A Mead High School student who initially denied having a relationship with her former teacher recently confirmed they had multiple sexual encounters, including one that occurred in an empty classroom …

UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018

Deputies arrest Mead High School teacher suspected of having sex with student

Spokane County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Mead High School teacher suspected of having a sexual relationship with an underage student.

Learning without barriers: Riverpoint Academy, a STEM school, gives students individualized, independent study

There are no classrooms at Riverpoint Academy in the Mead School District and that’s just the way the students and teachers like it.

UPDATED: Mon., April 30, 2018

Mead teacher under investigation over relationship with student

Deputies are investigating a Mead High School teacher after an anonymous letter sent to school officials alleged he had sex with a 17-year-old student.

Mead district construction boom underway: Midway Elementary is nearly complete

Housing construction is booming north of Spokane and now so is construction in the Mead School District. One elementary school remodel is just beginning, another is in its last phase …