Stories tagged: Spokane School Board
Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 5 a.m.
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 …
Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 5 a.m.
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 …
Sun., Feb. 24, 2019, 5 a.m.
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, 10:18 p.m.
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, 7:04 a.m.
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, 5:47 p.m.
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 …
Thu., July 19, 2018
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 …
Wed., July 18, 2018, 5 a.m.
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, 10:43 p.m.
The issue of a new stadium in downtown Spokane is going down to the wire.
Wed., March 14, 2018
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, 11:07 p.m.
Spokane school board member Paul Schneider announced his resignation from the board of directors, Tuesday.
Wed., March 23, 2016
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 …
Thu., Dec. 17, 2015, 3:39 p.m.
Spokane Public Schools will join 75 districts around the state asking to be excused from 24-credit graduation requirements.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 9, 2015, 9:46 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Oct. 28, 2015, 12:01 a.m.
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, 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., 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 …
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 …
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.
Tue., Aug. 4, 2015, 8:27 p.m.
Long-time Spokane School Board member Rocky Treppiedi easily topped two challengers in the primary to move to the November election.
Fri., July 17, 2015
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.
Sun., May 24, 2015
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 …
Thu., March 12, 2015
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 …
Thu., Sept. 25, 2014
Spokane Public Schools’ board authorized the second charter school in its district Wednesday with a 4-0 vote. The approval is practically a repeat of the board’s first authorization of a …
Fri., June 13, 2014
More money from the state could reduce costs for parents and provide a more balanced public education in Spokane. Line items under consideration for the 2014-15 Spokane Public Schools budget: …
Thu., May 15, 2014
Spokane youngsters will get a one-year reprieve from an extended school day. Union negotiations, scheduling dynamics and a fast-approaching end to the school year will delay longer school days for …
Wed., Nov. 6, 2013
The balance of the Spokane City Council will shift to the left after a season of record-breaking campaign spending. The first results from Tuesday’s election showed incumbent Councilman Jon Snyder …
Wed., Aug. 22, 2012, 6:08 p.m.
Spokane Public Schools’ board voted unanimously Wednesday to approve $21.4 million in proposed bond projects — $16 million at North Central High School and $5.4 million at Mullan Road Elementary …
Fri., June 10, 2011
Former Mayor Dennis Hession shook up Spokane politics on Thursday by announcing his entry into the race for City Council president. He joins City Councilman Steve Corker and Ben Stuckart, …