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We Talk With Spokane School Superintendent Shelley Redinger

Spokane Public Schools

Spokane School Superintendent Shelley Redinger presides over a district that recently run a successful campaign for a $495 million facilities bond issue. We’ll talk with her about that and what’s next in implementing the projects approved in that. The district will build three new middle schools and renovate three other middle schools. We’ll talk about the reason for many of those projects: the district is shifting sixth grade students from elementary schools to middle schools as part of a strategy to lower class sizes in the early grades.

NOTE: This interview was taped before the school board's decision on Wednesday to build a new sports stadium at the Albi Stadium site. Therefore, we didn't discuss that in this interview.