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UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, 10:17 p.m.

Spokane schools are adapting to increased class sizes, principals tell school board

Schools are doing their best to cope with larger class sizes and other budget-related challenges, a trio of principals told Spokane Public Schools board members Wednesday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 8:07 p.m.

General election field for Spokane Public Schools board set in stone

Already penciled in on Tuesday, the general election field for the Spokane Public Schools board was etched in stone Wednesday night after additional votes were tabulated.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 11:29 p.m.

Two of three Spokane school board primaries have clear winners; Position 1 still up for grabs

Two of the three races for the Spokane Public Schools board appeared clear cut after initial results came back from Tuesday’s primary election, but the Position 1 race was far …


Candidates for Spokane School Board offer differing opinions on arming security, budget issues

Whoever wins the race for Position 2 on the Spokane Public Schools board of directors, expect them to take a cautious approach on budgetary issues. All three candidates – Luc …


100 Years Ago in Spokane: Manito outgrows ‘portable’ school

A growing number of school-age children prompted Manito residents to seek a permanent replacement of the “portable” school at 21st Avenue and Hatch Street.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 9:02 p.m.

Ex-school board candidate arrested in sex trafficking case

A one-time Edmonds school board candidate has been arrested in a sex-trafficking case after investigators said he groomed his children’s former babysitter and used “emotional and psychological coercion” to force …


School board member resigns after making slur against tribe

A school board member resigned earlier this month after making statements on social media that insulted Native Americans.


Fife school board finds principal sexually harassed teachers

A school board in Fife has determined that one of its middle school principals sexually harassed teachers under his supervision.


Q&A with SPS Board candidates Jennifer Thomas and Michael Wiser

Candidates answer questions about the roles they would play on the Spokane Public School Board.


Dan Ophardt: Keeping students in school is a community value

If I heard any “costs” spoken about at the June 14 board meeting, they were the costs to our system that has thrown away young members of our community for …


Arkansas school board member called on to resign over blackface photo

The Arkansas NAACP and several residents are calling for the resignation of a school board member in eastern Arkansas after photos surfaced of him at a Halloween party in blackface …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 4, 2015, 9:33 p.m.

Treppiedi’s lead in Spokane school board race vanishes as more ballots are counted

Rocky Treppiedi’s lead in the Spokane school board race has vanished as more ballots are counted.


Editorial: 2015 endorsements wrap-up

Agree with The Spokesman-Review, or not, vote.


Editorial: Experience gives Treppiedi the edge for school board

Incumbent Rocky Treppiedi’s school board experience gives him the edge over a fresh but raw newcomer.


Editorial: Endorsement: Kienholz has background, brains for school board

The editorial board recommends school district voters support Patricia Kienholz.


For Spokane School Board, voters can choose experience or new outlook

Rocky Treppiedi wants one more term on the Spokane Public Schools board. Jerrall Haynes, Treppiedi’s 26-year-old challenger, thinks it’s time for a new perspective.


East Valley school board member Mitch Jensen to resign

Longtime East Valley school board member Mitch Jensen will step down from his seat effective Oct. 14. “I am not giving in, I am not giving up, I have simply …


EV extends interim superintendent’s contract

The East Valley School Board voted to extend Interim Superintendent Tom Gresch’s contract through the end of the 2014-15 school year. According to the contract, Gresch will receive $150,000 in …


East Valley School District moves toward layoffs

The East Valley School board on Tuesday took its first step to begin layoffs. The board approved a resolution that states the layoffs would help the district avoid a fiscal …


Two students selected to WV school board

For the past four years, the West Valley School Board has welcomed two student representatives, nonvoting members who let the board know what is happening in the schools. This year, …


Praise, jeers for K-8 at EVSD meeting

Since 2010, parents and community members in the East Valley School District have been talking about the transition to K-8. Tuesday at the district’s school board meeting, community members turned …


K-8 transition heats up EV school race

The race for school board in the East Valley School District has been heating up this month. After an overhaul of the organizational system – the district has been transitioning …


Pay-to-play policy investigated

At a board meeting in August, Central Valley school board chair Debra Long questioned whether the district should continue to charge students participation fees for all of its Washington Interscholastic …


Spokane Schools chief leaving in June

Spokane Public Schools Superintendent Nancy Stowell announced her resignation at the school board meeting Wednesday night. Her last day will be June 30. Stowell has worked in the district for …


SPS won’t increase class sizes or cut special ed assistants

Spokane Public Schools’ officials agreed to a 2011-12 preliminary budget Wednesday that does not increase any class sizes, but there’s still work to be done. About $1 million remains to …


Principals agree to pay cut; remaining staff recalled

Spokane Public Schools principals have agreed to a 3 percent pay cut, a move that will help the school district offset a $13.1 million budget shortfall.


Teachers union protests administrative pay raises

Hundreds of Spokane Public Schools employees sent a message to the school board Wednesday night: “We’re angry.” Union members packed the board of directors meeting to express disappointment the elected …


Central Valley considers athletic, activities fees

Students in the Central Valley School District would pay to participate in athletics and activities during the 2010-’11 school year – $25 for middle school students and $55 for high …


School board hears wish list

An interim report by the Central Valley School District Capital Facilities Committee includes recommendations for a new elementary school and returning kindergarten center students to their neighborhood schools. The committee …


School board OKs contract

The East Valley school board approved a long-awaited contract with its teachers union at Tuesday’s meeting. The two sides have been negotiating for months, and at times progress was slow. …