Partnership Spokane

The City of Spokane, Spokane Public Schools, and the Spokane Public Library have partnered to create value for the citizens they serve.

Vote November 6th

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Spokane Public Schools Bond Proposition 1

Build 3 new middle schools and modernize 3 existing schools

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City of spokane bond
proposition 1 for Libraries

Updates the library system for activity and gathering and adds space for school programming

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City of spokane
advisory vote

Allows citizens to select their location preference for a replacement high school stadium

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Spokane Public Schools
Bond Proposition 1


  • Builds 3 new middle schools on city property (Albi, Foothills, Mullan)

  • Replaces 3 outdated middle schools (Glover, Shaw, Sacajawea)

  • Moves 6th graders to a better 6th-8th grade middle school model


  • Adds cafeteria/commons at Lewis & Clark High School

  • Adds space for options programs

  • Replaces the aging Joe Albi Stadium

  • Facilitates smaller building improvements for all schools


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City of Spokane Bond Proposition 1

Updates the library system for activity and gathering and adds space for school programming

  • Builds 3 new libraries: Hillyard/Shaw, East Side/Liberty Park and Libby Center

  • Modernizes 4 additional libraries: South Hill, Shadle, Indian Trail and Downtown

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City of Spokane
Advisory Vote

Allows citizens to indicate their location preference for a replacement high school stadium.


Total estimated local tax rate reduction, starting in 2019



Estimated local investment in schools, libraries and recreational facilities

–  .98


Local estimated tax rate reduction for citizens

More Investment, Lower Property Tax Rate

Property tax rates for the school levy in Spokane are dropping significantly, starting in 2019, as the state assumes more responsibility for funding basic education. Property tax rates in Spokane are estimated to decrease by $2.20 per $1,000 of assessed value (AV) in 2019.

The projects would be built over about a six-year period at around $600 million total. Each $1 million in construction generates about 20 to 25 jobs, so they would generate about 2,000 to 2,500 jobs a year.

Recent News

Oct. 29th - The Inlander - We asked the city’s Rick Romero why it would make sense to replace Albi

Oct. 28th - KQNT - Spokane Forum with Teresa Lukens

Oct. 27th - The Spokesman-Review - Here’s what the proposed downtown stadium could look like

Oct. 25th - The Inlander - Election guide

Oct. 24th - SpokaneTalks - The Pulse

Oct. 22nd - KREM - Proposed bond would move Spokane sixth graders to middle school

Oct. 21st - The Spokesman-Review - Despite city go-ahead on sportsplex, confusion surrounds stadium

Oct. 19th - KXLY - Spokane Schools on Prop 1

Oct. 16th - KREM - Voters could approve funding to replace Joe Albi Stadium

Oct. 15th - KREM - November ballot bond would grant new commons to Lewis and Clark HS

Oct. 13th - The Spokesman-Review - With a little of the old and a little of the new, modernized Franklin

Oct. 12th - The Spokesman-Review - Vote for Spokane’s future:  Yes on school and library bonds

Oct. 10th - KXLY - On the ballot:  $77 million bond for upgrades to the Spokane Public Library system

Oct. 10th - KREM - Washington superintendent pitches capital gains tax to fix school funding model

Oct. 10th - KXLY - On the Ballot: Voters to suggest locations for Joe Albi replacement stadium

Oct. 9th - KXLY - On the Ballot: Spokane Public Schools’ $495 million bond, explained

Oct. 4th - KXLY - On the ballot: Spokane’s $572 million school and library bond

Oct. 4th - KHQ - SPS asks voters to pass $495 school bond

Oct. 3rd - The Spokesman-Review - Spokane school bond would help Spanish immersion

Oct. 3rd - The Spokesman-Review - Spokane Public Schools look to $495.3 million bond to rebuild…

Oct. 2nd - The Spokesman-Review - Passage of Spokane Public Schools bond would ease Lewis and Clark’s…

Oct. 1st - KREM - Spokane Public Library bond could mean three new locations

Oct. 1st - KREM - Spokane school bond looks to build new schools but won’t raise taxes

Sept. 30th - The Spokesman-Review - Spokane Public Schools $495 million bond proposal: An overview

Sept. 30th - The Spokesman-Review - New middle schools in Spokane Public Schools bond would help…

Sept. 27th - Inlander - New plan to keep the unofficial South Hill dog park at the site of a proposed middle…

Sept. 27th - Journal of Business - The Journal’s View: School, city bond measures should receive approval…

Sept. 24th - The Spokesman-Review - Spokane libraries to ask voters for $77 million that will update

Sept. 21st - KREM - New bond could restructure South Hill dog park

Sept. 21st - The Spokesman-Review - Bigger, more extensive dog park planned for South Hill

Sept. 17th - KPBX - Inland Journal: Spokane Bond Issues

Sept. 17th - KXLY - Questions and answers:  $495M school bond

Sept. 14th - KXLY - South Hill dog park dilemma:  City and pet owners discuss solutions

Sept. 10th - The Spokesman-Review - City Council passes resolution supporting multi-million dollar library

Aug. 23rd - KXYL - Spokane Public Schools’ bond request aims to ease overcrowding, address aging buildings

Aug. 9th - The Spokesman-Review - School officials say bond measure was inspired by state funding…

Aug. 6th - The Spokesman-Review - City Council approves advisory vote for sports stadium

Aug. 2nd - KXLY - Bonds to pay for new schools, libraries move to November ballot

Aug. 1st - KREM - City, Spokane Public Schools vote for multi-million dollar bond measure on Nov. ballot