So here’s the context for this first story. It’s about the Spokane School District and its quest to make sure that its schools are good places for kids to learn.
“We have a long-range bond plan in the school district that we started back in 2003,” said Associate Superintendent Mark Anderson.
“And the plan, at the time, was simply to replace Spokane’s old schools or modernize. We had plenty of them at the time," he said. "Also to keep our schools well maintained until it was their turn to get renovated. And it funded technology and funded safety and security. And the original plan was, every six years we would do a set of projects and then we would say, ‘who’s next?’”