Stories tagged: spokane public schools
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
By late last week, more than 900 students in Spokane Public Schools lacked the necessary immunizations. The deadline was Monday, when 323 were turned away.
Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 5 a.m.
A committee will review current and projected student enrollment and facilities, and then analyze the effects of attendance boundary changes for schools – including those affecting feeder patterns, neighborhood definitions …
Mon., Oct. 14, 2019
Grant funding has allowed neighborhood proponents to push for support services for students in an area of Spokane that has long-standing poverty and educational issues. That includes an emphasis on …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 9:52 a.m.
Kelli MacFarlane says all schools, including elementaries, in the Spokane Public Schools should have an armed security officer. Her opponent, Jenny Slagle, believes security can be improved in different ways.
Sun., Oct. 13, 2019
Having studied the candidates’ records and positions on the issues, we recommend Katey Treloar, Kelli MacFarlane and Kevin Morrison for the Spokane Public Schools board.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019, 10:33 p.m.
As the election filing deadline approached last spring, it would have been easy for Erin Georgen and Kevin Morrison to take a pass on running for a spot on the …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, 11:23 p.m.
“If it’s approved, it will impact our students,” said Kim Elkins, director of nutrition services at the Mead school district, where about 1,100 students will be directly affected.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 7:42 p.m.
NAC Architecture designed a building that will allow students to find the right current, the right eddy – and make a few friends along the way. They’ll also get to …
Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 5 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 5 a.m.
Spokane Public Schools is seeking community members and parents interested in joining the boundary adjustment committee.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 11:22 a.m.
For Nikki Lockwood and Katey Treloar, a passion for education began long before either of them decided to run for the Spokane Public Schools board.
Thu., Oct. 10, 2019
As Spokane Public Schools begins implementing security recommendations, armed personnel remain a consideration
The Safe Havens report, a 156-page document that was presented to the board last May, was presented in a more digestible form Wednesday night by Associate Superintendent Linda McDermott.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 10:25 p.m.
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, 2:54 p.m.
A record snowstorm early Wednesday snapped trees across Spokane, blocking streets and cutting power to thousands of homes.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 9:10 a.m.
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: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019, 4:06 p.m.
Differences exposed as Spokane City Council, school board candidates debate at Northwest Passages forum
Beer flowed cold and questions came in hot as voters got to know Spokane City Council and Spokane school boardcandidates during rapid-fire, 17-minute sessions at the first of two Northwest …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019, 8:43 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Oct. 1, 2019, 5 a.m.
The homeless problem in Spokane can’t be measured by the sleeping bags in downtown streets and alleys.
Sun., Sept. 29, 2019, 5 a.m.
Spokane Public Schools includes climate change in curriculum, though striking students say it’s not enough
Last wekk’s climate protests highlighted an ongoing disconnect: While most states and many school districts have classroom standards that at least mention human-caused climate change, many teachers aren’t dealing with …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 28, 2019, 7:34 p.m.
“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 …
Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 10:11 p.m.
Plans for northeast Spokane also include improvements at On-Track Academy and the Hillyard Library.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 11:25 p.m.
At the instigation of Board Member Mike Wiser, board members offered general observations on the current at-large system and the pros and cons of switching to a district format. Wiser …
Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 5 a.m.
If you live north of the river and feel underrepresented on the Spokane Public Schools board of directors, you’re right.
Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 4 a.m.
The sensory pathway allows students to spend a few minutes walking, jumping, bouncing and otherwise pushing themselves through their distractions. Experts believe the pathway is a good way for kids …
Mon., Sept. 23, 2019
Orville C. Pratt called on teachers to make their case to the public that they deserved a raise, but only if they could prove that doing so would improve “the …
Sun., Sept. 22, 2019, 5 a.m.
Under the Friday night lights at Joseph A. Albi Stadium, Craig Gerlack can be found in his regular seat in the upper level on the press box side, sitting next …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 11:02 p.m.
Hundreds of supporters marched through the streets of downtown Spokane Friday afternoon, joining dozens of similar events nationwide and across the world sparked by a young climate activist in Sweden.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 15, 2019, 11:48 a.m.
All six remaining Spokane School Board candidates agree that the question of improving security is more complicated than the black-and-white question of whether the district should arm its campus resource …
Sun., Sept. 15, 2019
Spokane had two high schools — North Central and Lewis and Clark — and a third high school was now in the planning stages.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, 10:17 p.m.
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.