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UPDATED: Fri., July 10, 2020

Kevin Morrison resigns from board of Spokane Public Schools

In an interview Thursday, Morrison said he resigned primarily due to “unforeseen personal matters” but also expressed misgivings about the speedy process through which Adam Swinyard was appointed superintendent.

UPDATED: Wed., June 17, 2020

‘I see some room for change’: Spokane school board plans to discuss renaming schools

As many as 40% of the buildings in Spokane Public Schools may be considered for renaming following a discussion Wednesday night by the district’s board of directors.

Editorial: Treloar, MacFarlane and Morrison for SPS board

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: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

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: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

Spokane school board begins discussions about changing electoral system

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 …

With no members north of the river, Spokane school board considers changing electoral system

If you live north of the river and feel underrepresented on the Spokane Public Schools board of directors, you’re right.

Spokane Public Schools has a lot of numbers to crunch for 2019 budget as beginning of classes nears

The district’s board of directors has authorized up to an additional $3.6 million for next year’s budget. That could mean a combo of options, including reducing class sizes, eliminating so-called …

As Spokane Public Schools considers budget, early release Fridays for elementaries seems like a done deal

Spokane Public Schools still has several unanswered questions about next year’s budget. But don’t expect the district and school board members to reinstitute full days for elementary students on Fridays …

100 years ago in Spokane: School Board expresses skepticism for commissioner’s intent to double teacher salaries

The U.S. commissioner of education said he wanted to double the salaries of teachers within the next five years, and the president of the Spokane School Board expressed sympathy for …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018

With new raises in employee contract, Spokane School Board agrees to spend more than it earns this school year

The budget approved by the Spokane School Board on Wednesday hints at wage increases in employee contract.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018

Downtown Spokane stadium plan gets backing from boosters, maybe a second chance from City Council

City Councilwoman Lori Kinnear is working against the clock to have her colleagues reconsider their vote against a bond measure that would ask taxpayers to cover the cost of building …

UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018

Spokane City Council, school board will meet Wednesday to discuss downtown stadium, bond projects

A public hearing on planned November bond measures will be held Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Elected officials are expected …

Spokane City Council could have final say on ballot measure to fund downtown stadium

Rick Romero offered Spokane School Board members a way out of a thorny decision over whether they’d ask voters to pay for a downtown sports stadium Wednesday night. The inclusion …

Condon: Minor-league soccer could come to Spokane with construction of downtown stadium

As the Spokane School Board weighs its options for asking voters to approve a new bond measure that would bring high school athletics downtown, Mayor David Condon is making the …

UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018

Spokane School Board questions proposed downtown stadium to replace Joe Albi

The issue of a new stadium in downtown Spokane is going down to the wire.

100 years ago in Spokane: School board debates allowing married women to be teachers

The Spokane School Board was considering a shocking idea –allowing married women to be schoolteachers. The district, like many others in 1918, had a rule prohibiting married women from teaching.

UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017

Spokane school board member resigns after allegedly hitting bicyclist while driving drunk

Spokane school board member Paul Schneider announced his resignation from the board of directors, Tuesday.

100 years ago in Spokane: Controversial play scheduled to open

From our archives, 100 years ago Rehearsals began at the American Theater of a controversial play by Edward Sheldon. It had a title we cannot print today — but The …

Spokane School Board asks for 24-credit graduation waiver

Spokane Public Schools will join 75 districts around the state asking to be excused from 24-credit graduation requirements.

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 9, 2015

Haynes defeats Treppiedi for Spokane School Board

Incumbent Spokane School Board member Rocky Treppiedi has lost his re-election bid. The Spokane County Election’s Office finished counting on Monday almost all the remaining 5,000 ballots it had left …

100 years ago in Spokane: Sister of murder victim faints several times on witness stand; School named after ‘Little Women’ author

From our archives, 100 years ago Miss Elizabeth Weber fainted several times during her lawsuit against the Spokane police.

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.

School talks stall, board prepares for legal action in event of strike

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 …

Union, Spokane Public Schools still without deal; board backs measure to fire strikers

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 …

Spokane educators vote to go on strike

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

Spokane Public Schools employees vote to strike if agreement not reached in a week

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.

Treppiedi takes most votes in Spokane School Board election

Long-time Spokane School Board member Rocky Treppiedi easily topped two challengers in the primary to move to the November election.

Three vie for school board

A lot has changed in the 20 years since Rocky Treppiedi won a seat on Spokane Public Schools’ board of directors. But not Rocky Treppiedi.

Spokane School Board candidates weigh in on walkout

Voters who have strong opinions about the Spokane teacher walkout this week likely will find a school board candidate on their August primary ballot who shares their stance. The Spokane …

New start times for Spokane schools approved

Lots of students will need to adjust their alarm clocks this fall. Spokane Public Schools’ board of directors voted unanimously Wednesday to move elementary school start times earlier and push …