Monday, August 27, 2018

Back to School Season

There are only 2 weeks to go until the start of school.    However, there is a real possibility of a strike again this year.

SPS Statement:

"Scheduled negotiations between the Seattle Education Association (SEA) and Seattle Public Schools (SPS) ended Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, without a tentative agreement. The hard working joint team has made good progress on many issues of common interest and on the difficult budget and compensation issues that confront us in Seattle Public Schools. 
The team is close to a tentative agreement that provides competitive and sustainable salaries for our educators, while confronting the realities of the district's significant revenue shortfall in 2019-20"

SEA Statement:

"A TA has not been reached, however we have continued to talk with SPS. The Special Education Committee bargaining sub committee will meet tomorrow morning to work on contract language. The main bargaining team will be back at the table on Wednesday."

So feel free to discuss this or any general back to school issues here.