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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.


For school systems, McCleary decision gave with one hand and took with the other

The irony isn’t lost on the state’s school districts, teachers and the public they serve: that the $2 billion windfall created by the landmark McCleary court decision has reaped a …


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: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018

School officials say bond measure was inspired by state funding mandate – and a big pile of dirt

It’s no exaggeration to say that Spokane Public Schools’ new bond proposal was inspired by a pile of dirt.


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018

Spokane Schools looking at $436 million budget and considering bond for November ballot

Spokane Public Schools officials are looking ahead to next week, next year and the next decade as they assemble a $436 million budget for next year.


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018

Safety top issue at Spokane School Board meeting

Spokane Public Schools must move immediately to devote more resources to mental health counseling, its governing body was told Wednesday night.


Spokane schools may ask voters to approve middle schools construction bond in November

Spokane Public Schools officials are exploring the possibility of placing a major bond measure on the November ballot that would move up the timetable for building three new middle schools …


Operations and security upgrades dominate levy requests for area schools

The ballots already going out to voters are asking Spokane County residents to reduce the property taxes they give for schools. Sort of.


Spokane Public Schools superintendent gets raise

The Spokane Public Schools board of directors approved a new contract for Superintendent Shelley Redinger, Feb. 22.


Teachers are younger and overwhelmingly white across Spokane and Washington

In general, Washington State teachers are younger and whiter, according to a study published Wednesday by the University of Washington.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017

State Republican education funding proposal jeopardizes poorest students, Spokane educators say

A public school funding proposal unveiled by state Republicans earlier this month may reduce the amount of money Spokane’s poorest schools receive, according to district administrators.


Spokane Public Schools accepting applications for vacant board seat

Spokane Public Schools board accepting applications to fill a vacant board seat until Feb. 23.


ACLU and parents ask Spokane school district to address racism

A local coalition of parents and child advocates, as well as the ACLU of Washington, has asked Spokane Public Schools to publicly address reported incidents of racism and harassment.


Local school officials hope to influence federal education law

Spokane Public Schools officials hope to influence implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 5, 2015

Spokane parent wants schools Superintendent Shelley Redinger to resign

A Spokane woman is petitioning schools Superintendent Shelley Redinger to resign claiming she’s “consistently” failed to address discrimination issues within the school district.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 14, 2015

Spokane school board to vote on raising lunch prices, other budget changes

A budget that the Spokane Public Schools board is expected to approve Wednesday night could increase the price of after school care and school meals.