Stories tagged: Spokane Education Association
UPDATED: Sun., July 28, 2019, 7:25 p.m.
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, 10:35 p.m.
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, 11:15 a.m.
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, 3:18 p.m.
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, 11:02 p.m.
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, 9:42 p.m.
A group of teachers and parents raised concerns about unsafe schools at Wednesday night’s sometimes contentious school board meeting.
Wed., June 7, 2017, 8:49 p.m.
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, 8:25 p.m.
Members of the Spokane Education Association voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to approve a new three year contract with Spokane Public Schools
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016, 9:12 a.m.
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, 1:36 p.m.
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, 9:45 p.m.
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, 10:38 a.m.
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, 12:22 p.m.
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, 7:31 p.m.
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, 10:46 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Sept. 2, 2015
In an effort to avoid a strike less than a week into the new school year, representatives from the Spokane Education Association and Spokane Public Schools agreed to spend all …
Tue., Sept. 1, 2015
On Monday, Hy Yoeun dropped off her second-grader, Alex, at Bemiss Elementary. “He didn’t want the summer to be over,” Yoeun said.
Tue., Sept. 1, 2015
The Spokane Public Schools board is considering options for budget cuts, including raising school lunch prices, and delaying some new programs.
Tue., Sept. 1, 2015
Pay for instructional assistants, sometimes called paraprofessionals, is frequently mentioned as one of the causes of the current dispute between Spokane Public Schools and the Spokane Education Association. Compared to …
Sat., Aug. 29, 2015
Spokane Public Schools employees on Friday voted to strike just four days after school starts next week. But the Spokane Education Association, which represents the workers, has not abandoned negotiations.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 28, 2015, 9:50 p.m.
Employees of Spokane Public Schools have voted to go out on strike beginning Friday, Sept. 4, only days after the first day of school on Monday.
Fri., Aug. 28, 2015
Spokane Public Schools administrators and the union representing teachers and other employees are optimistic about reaching a contract agreement and averting a possible labor action. The current contract between the …
Thu., Aug. 27, 2015
Spokane Public Schools Superintendent Shelley Redinger sent out an email Wednesday evening advising parents the district is still negotiating a contract with teachers as the first day of school approaches. …