Stories tagged: spokane education association
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020
On the topic of education, President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address was met with drastically different reactions in the Pacific Northwest.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020
The flyers, tens of thousands of them, arrived during the holidays at the homes of educators in Spokane and throughout the state. They were invitations from an Olympia-based conservative think …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019
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: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019
After an hourlong meeting in the Shadle Park High School gym, members of the Spokane Education Association voted 385 to 334, or 53.5% to 46.5%, to approve a tentative deal …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 28, 2019
“There is an agreement in principle,” Brian Coddington, the district’s director of communications and public relations, said Saturday evening. Until Oct. 8, no details will be revealed – not even …
Fri., Sept. 6, 2019
When Katy Henry, president of the Spokane Education Association, called Jeremy Shay and offered her congratulations three weeks ago, he asked, “What for?” Then he learned that Henry was resigning …
Mon., Sept. 2, 2019
Spokane teachers were starting to consider if they should create a union and joining the American Federation of Teachers.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019
During a membership meeting Tuesday night, the Spokane Education Association decided to hold its next meeting on Oct. 8. Union President Katy Henry, who also announced her resignation.
UPDATED: Sun., July 28, 2019
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: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018
Capping a first day of school like no other, Spokane Public Schools teachers ratified a new contract Thursday night that will raise their salaries by an average of 13.3 percent.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018
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: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018
Following a 14-hour session on Monday night, representatives for Spokane Public Schools and the Spokane Education Association were back at the negotiating table Tuesday morning with the aim of reaching …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018
Teachers turned up in large numbers and turned up the volume Wednesday night in their ongoing contract talks with the Spokane Public Schools district.
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017
A group of teachers and parents raised concerns about unsafe schools at Wednesday night’s sometimes contentious school board meeting.
Wed., June 7, 2017
Spokane teachers voted overwhelmingly to elect new union leadership last week in an election plagued with glitches and ineligible ballots. Katy Henry, a special education and behavioral intervention specialist, received …
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016
Members of the Spokane Education Association voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to approve a new three year contract with Spokane Public Schools
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016
After almost six months of negotiation, Spokane Public Schools announced Thursday they’ve reached a tentative three-year contract agreement with the Spokane Education Association.
Fri., May 27, 2016
Teachers and staff at 50 of Spokane Public Schools 55 schools participated in a walk in Friday morning in an effort to draw attention to school safety issues.
Thu., Oct. 15, 2015
The Spokane Public Schools board unanimously approved an amended budget that will increase school lunch prices and the cost of after school care.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 14, 2015
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.
Thu., Oct. 1, 2015
The Spokane Public Schools board are considering options for budget cuts, including raising school lunch prices, and delaying some new programs.
Wed., Sept. 23, 2015
It took Spokane school administrators one week to shift from saying they were glad to be able to give raises to classroom aides, whom they’d been paying Wal-Mart wages, to …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 18, 2015
Spokane schools are facing a $5.6 million budget shortfall this school year. The deficit, according to Spokane Public Schools district spokesman Kevin Morrison is due to the Spokane Education Association’s …
Thu., Sept. 10, 2015
The Spokane Public Schools board voted unanimously to accept a one-year teacher contract Wednesday evening. “The only comment I would make is one of thanks for those who prepared and …
Wed., Sept. 9, 2015
Members of the Spokane Education Association approved a tentative one-year contract on Tuesday, avoiding a possible strike that could have begun today. The Spokane Public Schools board is expected to …
Fri., Sept. 4, 2015
After days of mediated negotiations the Spokane Education Association and Spokane Public Schools came to a tentative contract agreement Thursday afternoon, narrowly avoiding a districtwide strike. “We are very pleased …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 3, 2015
A tentative agreement has been reached between Spokane Public Schools and the teachers union that averts a labor strike Friday.
Thu., Sept. 3, 2015
With a strike looming and negotiators unable to craft a deal after an all-day bargaining session Wednesday, the Spokane Public Schools board gave the superintendent the ability to fire striking …
Thu., Sept. 3, 2015
City high schools had yet to hear by Wednesday evening whether they had the go-ahead to play season-opening football games Friday – strike or no strike. Greater Spokane League secretary …
Wed., Sept. 2, 2015
With a strike looming and negotiators unable to craft a deal after an all-day bargaining session Wednesday, the Spokane Public School board gave the superintendent the ability to fire striking …