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Answering calls for help: Riverside and Mead school districts work to fill communities’ needs

School districts across the state are marshaling their resources to feed and educate students even though schools are closed, including the Mead and Riverside school districts north of Spokane

Riverside School District sees first enrollment growth in 20 years

Something new and exciting happened in the Riverside School District this school year: Enrollment grew for the first time in 20 years.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019

‘One or two votes is kind of a close thing’: Some Spokane County races still not settled

From Fairfield to Deer Park to the city of Spokane, many candidates are still waiting for votes to be counted.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

Cougar sighting in Chattaroy prompts school ‘lockout’ until cat was dispatched

A reported cougar sighting prompted Riverside School District officials to “lock out” Chattaroy Elementary School. It ended after wildlife officers used dogs to chase the mountain lion up a tree …

Incumbent says voters should vote for her opponent for Riverside School Board

There are two names on the ballot to represent district 3 on the Riverside School Board, but only one candidate wants the position. Sandra Huggins, the incumbent director said she …

Riverside superintendent honored: Ken Russell earns state award for most effective administrator

Ken Russell, superintendent of the Riverside School District north of Spokane, recently earned a Robert J. Handy Most Effective Administrator Award from the Washington Association of School Administrators.

Riverside schools seek consistency, eliminate late starts: school will start at 8:10 a.m. every day

The Riverside School District is changing the schedule at all its schools this fall, dropping the two-hour late start that happened one or two Wednesdays a month in favor of …

Eric B. Rux: Laptops give our students 21st-century learning

Riverside School District has moved from technology simply being something students learn in a specialized computer lab to schools that infuse technology in every classroom on a daily basis.

Riverside High drive for golf teams succeeds: School district launches program

After years of germination, the idea of golf teams in the Riverside School District has taken root and this year a dozen high school students will grab their clubs and …

Riverside School District says it’s time to cleanup 98-acre forest land to reduce fire risks

The wildfires that have choked the summer air with smoke the past few years have caught the attention of the Riverside School District, which is moving forward with a new …

Riverside High student perseveres, embraces support after mother’s death

Riverside High School senior knows what loss is.

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017

Voters to face decision on Riverside School District levies

Almost every school district in the area will present levies to their voters in February, and Riverside School District in Chattaroy is no exception.

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017

Riverside candidates’ wish lists overlap

Scott Ellsworth was a student in the Riverside School District for 13 years, and now he wants to help improve it, which is why he said he is running for …

Area schools respond, adapt to Freeman tragedy

Across the Spokane-region students met with school staff to start and try to process last week’s school shooting.

Former counselor alleges unofficial school policy led to 5-year-old Riverside student’s death

An unofficial policy of not reporting or delaying reports of suspected child abuse led to the beating death of a 5-year-old boy according to a former counselor at Chattaroy Elementary.

UPDATED: Tue., June 13, 2017

Suit against Riverside School District, DSHS in 5-year-old’s death to continue

A wrongful death lawsuit brought against the Riverside School District, the Washington Department of Social and Health Services and a number of individuals, will go forward a district judge ruled …

Riverside School District, DSHS sued for death of 5-year-old

The Riverside School District and the Washington Department of Social and Health Services are being sued in federal court for the wrongful death of a five-year-old boy.

Riverside High School principal says no reason given for administrative leave

The principal of Riverside High School has been on paid administrative leave for nearly a month, but his attorney said John McCoy has no idea why.

County’s fast approval of broadband-boosting towers draws complaint

A wireless company has received fast-track approval from Spokane County to construct three towers designed to boost broadband Internet speeds in rural areas. Commissioners say the need for high-speed Internet …

15-year-old put just-learned CPR skills to the test on grandfather

On a Thursday at Riverside High School, Shelby Morgan learned CPR. That Friday, she learned how to use an automated external defibrillator, which can deliver a lifesaving shock to the …

Teacher record cases piling up in Spokane area

Questions about whether the public has a right to know details of alleged teacher misconduct are the subject of three separate court actions involving Spokane-area school districts in recent weeks. …

Son inspired Riverside Achievement’s McWold to work for diploma

When Charli McWold, 19, graduates from Riverside Achievement Center next month, her 2-year-old son, Joseph Nelsen, will be there to cheer for her. McWold started high school in Wilbur, Wash., …

Riverside Elementary’s $10,000 long shot

Teacher Mindy Shaw entered a national contest on a whim to win $10,000 for Riverside Elementary School. She wrote a 300-word essay about the school’s aged computer lab, took a …

Fired teacher loses arbitration

The Riverside School District teacher and football coach who had sexual relations with two former female students has lost an appeal to return to work. An arbitrator determined Allen Martin …

Riverside teacher fighting dismissal over sex with ex-aide

A Riverside High School teacher is fighting for his job after being dismissed for having sex on school grounds with a former student. Allen Martin thinks the school district is …

Riverside reduces local levy amount

After failing once this year, some school districts will ask voters again to approve levies to support programs, staff and materials not covered by state funding. At Riverside School District, …

High school truant prompts school lockdown

A high school student skipping school today prompted a lockdown at Riverside high, middle and elementary schools in Chattaroy.

Teacher’s fashions tap global market

Ronnie Ryno is a teacher, a mother of two, and a wife. Two years ago, she added a fourth element to her repertoire: fashion designer. “I was thinking about the …

Teacher’s homemade fashions tap global market

Ronnie Ryno is a teacher, a mother of two, and a wife. Two years ago, she added a fourth element to her repertoire: fashion designer. “I was thinking about the …

Many Elk-Chattaroy schools now just a memory

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, there were numerous little one- and two-room schools in the Elk-Chattaroy area. The country schools in those early years were heated by wood …