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Once Spokane's only Black school board member, Jerrall Haynes has steered the district to a 'drastically different place'

By Wilson Criscione

Less than a month into the job, Jerrall Haynes, a 26-year-old fresh off a stunning election victory, got his first taste of the challenge he'd often face as the only Black person on the school board. It was December 2015, and the Spokane Public Schools Board of Directors was deciding the fate of a Black student, Quincy Marin, who was given a long-term suspension for allegedly threatening an administrator at Lewis and Clark High School...

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