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UPDATED: Thu., June 25, 2020

SPS board won’t be rushed to make superintendent decision, Haynes says

Spokane Public Schools directors “will not allow ourselves to be pressured” into making a hasty decision on how to fill its newly vacant superintendent’s position, board President Jerrall Haynes said …

UPDATED: Wed., June 24, 2020

Spokane school board defers new superintendent decision as union pushes pick

The Spokane Public Schools board of directors is still weighing its options on how to proceed following the resignation Tuesday of Superintendent Shelley Redinger.

UPDATED: Tue., June 23, 2020

Spokane school district Superintendent Redinger resigns to take Richland position

After eight years as superintendent of Spokane Public Schools, Shelley Redinger is resigning to take a similar position in Richland, both districts announced late Tuesday night.

It’s a long road to get back to school

Spokane Public Schools is jpdoing the math, and so far it doesn’t add up. If students are to return to school this fall, only about 20 will fit inside a …

State superintendent says even fall may be too soon to return to school

“Short of a vaccine, which people continue to tell us is 12-18 months away, we have to figure out if it’s safe to come back even in the fall,” state …

UPDATED: Fri., April 3, 2020

‘This isn’t easy for anyone’: Spokane superintendent acknowledges challenges of closures in S-R interview

Spokane Public Schools superintendent Shelley Redinger has some advice for parents: Giving up isn’t an option.

UPDATED: Wed., March 18, 2020

Spokane Superintendent Redinger no longer in running for Nashville job

Spokane Public Schools Superintendent Shelley Redinger is no longer in the running for the top position at the school district in Nashville, Tennessee.

UPDATED: Fri., March 13, 2020

Spokane schools begin to implement Inslee’s 6-week closure order, overcome challenges

Educators in Eastern Washington face a steep learning curve as they prepare to implement Gov. Jay Inslee’s order to shut down every school in the state for at least six …

Spokane Public Schools decides against supplemental levy

A sharply divided Spokane Public Schools board decided late Wednesday night against seeking a supplemental levy in a special election in April.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

Shelley Redinger named semifinalist for top job at Nashville school district

Three days after withdrawing from consideration for a schools chief position in Arizona, Spokane Public Schools Superintendent Shelley Redinger is one of five semifinalists to lead the second-largest district in …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

Shelley Redinger withdraws from consideration as Scottsdale schools chief

For now at least, Spokane Public Schools Superintendent Shelley Redinger isn’t going anywhere.

Scottsdale school district defers decision on whether to hire Redinger as superintendent

After eight hours of interviews with stakeholders and a three-hour executive session Friday night, the Scottsdale Unified School District board was unable to decide on a superintendent from a three-person …

Spokane Public Schools may seek new levy to ease budget woes

Spokane Public Schools may consider asking voters to raise property taxes to offset budget deficits created by state government changes to school funding along with pay raises given in 2018.

Is Spokane Public Schools superintendent leaving? Answer could come by Friday

Shelley Redinger, Spokane schools superintendent, is a finalist for a similar job in Scottsdale, Ariz., and is an applicant for the superintendent job in Nashville, Tennessee.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 4, 2020

Spokane schools superintendent Redinger finalist for Arizona job

Shelley Redinger is a finalist for the superintendent job in Scottsdale, Ariz.,

Three-quarters of Spokane kids are not ‘kindergarten ready’ when they start school, report says

The problem is greater in Spokane than in most major districts in the state, and it’s getting worse – the result of deepening poverty, trauma, homelessness and the growing scarcity …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019

Spokane Public Schools board ratifies contract with teachers’ union

The action came one night after the teachers’ union, the Spokane Education Association, approved the deal, albeit with only a 53.5% “yes” vote.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

Largest city-school partnership in Spokane history breaks ground at Shaw Middle School

Almost a year after Spokane voters approved $575 million in school and library bonds, 20 ceremonial shovels were turned toward a project that Mayor David Condon calls the cornerstone for …

Budget reckoning has left Spokane schools with bigger classes

At almost every school in Spokane, classrooms are filled with more students after

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019

Children are back in school, so slow down and be safe

Spokane drivers will have at least 30,000 reasons to ease up on the gas pedal Thursday morning. That’s how many students will be walking, driving, busing and perhaps even skateboarding …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019

School board set to adopt budget that includes large cuts in staff

Capping a summer of conversation and revision, the Spokane Public Schools board of directors is poised to adopt a $461 million balanced budget for the upcoming school year.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019

More jobs would be saved under Spokane Public Schools budget revision discussed Wednesday night

Continuing discussions

UPDATED: Sun., July 28, 2019

With the start of school looming, Spokane Public Schools board has loose ends to tie up

Among the issues at hand: With $3.6 million in spending from reserves, how can they most efficiently spend money to better serve students?

UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019

Spokane Public Schools enters agreement with nonprofit, approves plan for special-needs students

The $1.4 million contract with Excelsior Wellness Center is part of a complete overhaul of a system that serves hundreds of Spokane students with varying needs. Now they will be …

UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019

Spokane schools officials to outline district’s financial status for public

On Wednesday night, the public will get its last, best chance to offer input on next year’s Spokane Public Schools budget.

UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019

Spokane Public Schools hands layoff notices to 72 classified staff

Among the biggest cuts in next year’s Spokane Public Schools proposed operating budget announced Thursday is $4.65 million in support services – primarily custodial and maintenance operations.

Spokane school district proposes shorter Fridays and larger class sizes as budget cuts loom

Budget cuts and layoffs at Spokane Public Schools may mean that students are let out of school 75 minutes early every Friday to give teachers weekly preparation and planning time.

UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019

Schools in low-income neighborhoods will shoulder most teacher layoffs

As Spokane Public Schools deals with a $31 million budget deficit next year, tough layoff conversations were held across the district last week. However, the cuts fell like a machete …

UPDATED: Sat., April 13, 2019

Spokane schools issues 325 layoff notices amid budget shortfall

One of every 12 employees at Spokane Public Schools could lose their job before the next school year.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018

Spokane Public Schools planning to reduce staffing through attrition to pay for teacher raises

After delivering large pay raises for teachers and other staff, Spokane Public Schools administrators are now looking to shrink the size of its workforce.