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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Spokane teacher layoffs loom: Pugh reports Colfax 'healthy financially'


April 25, 2019

With the news of projected layoffs coming from the Spokane School District, is there a chance that could happen in Colfax?

The Spokane district approved teacher pay raises in the 13 percent range last August, soon after Colfax teachers signed a new contract in the 10 percent range, with classified staff receiving a five percent raise across the board.

“Kudos to our teachers' union here, we came up with a less pay raise, it wasn't at the level you see in Spokane,” said Jerry Pugh, Colfax superintendent. “Both sides worked hard... Here's what the district can afford to do and what we ca...

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