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UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019

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: Tue., April 23, 2019

Spokane school officials lobby for more special education money, but not higher local levies

With the clock ticking toward Sunday’s scheduled end of the legislative session and a possible deal on the state operating budget, Spokane Public Schools officials were making pleas Monday to …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018

Idaho school budget set with 5.9 percent increase for next year; no rancor or dissent

Idaho lawmakers on Monday set a public school budget for next year that reflects a 5.9 percent, $100 million increase in state funding next year – and it passed unanimously …

UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017

Idaho House passes school budget with just handful of dissenters

The Idaho House passed all seven bills that make up the K-12 public schools budget on Monday with no debate and just a handful of “no” votes.

Idaho lawmakers call for boost to school funding

Idaho’s legislative budget writers set a public school budget today that reflects a 6.8 percent increase in state funds for next year, but several additional pieces that still are pending …

Spokane schools plan for budget boost from state

More teachers, more counselors, more technology, more security and more kindergarten are all part of Spokane Public Schools’ 2013-14 preliminary budget to be presented tonight at the school board’s regular …

Idaho plan spends more on schools

BOISE – Idaho schools would see a small spending boost on the heels of last year’s cuts, under a budget set by the Idaho Legislature’s joint budget committee Monday. Minority …

Lawmaker, protesters take aim at Idaho school reform plan

BOISE – A controversial school reform plan that calls for larger classes, fewer teachers and more technology may be pulled back for changes at the urging of a Coeur d’Alene …

Latest reform plan for Idaho schools would tweak laptop, online rules

BOISE – A retooled version of Idaho Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna’s school reform plan was introduced Monday, but there was no change in the most controversial provision: Raising class …

Idaho school districts declaring emergencies

BOISE – At least a dozen Idaho school districts have declared financial emergencies under a new state law, and more are considering the move as they face their first-ever cut …

CVSD ponders plans for cuts

Field trips, extracurricular activities, activity buses, all-kindergarten para-educators, 20 teaching positions and some bus routes are on the chopping block in the Central Valley School District because of a $3.4 …

Now or later, cuts are coming

BOISE – Idaho faces a stark choice: Impose unprecedented budget cuts on public schools next year, or stave off those cuts but risk deeper ones the following year. “I think …

Critics blast school funding bills

BOISE – Rep. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene, the House Education Committee chairman, introduced two far-ranging bills Thursday to change state law to allow cuts in public school funding. Among the …

School board passes budget

Seemingly as controversial and inevitable as Barry Bonds’ home-run record breaker the previous night, Spokane’s school board unanimously approved its 2007-08 budget Wednesday evening amid a slew of murmurs and …