Washington District School Shut Down With Another Strike
Officials of the Willapa Valley Education Association (WVEA) a Washington Education Association affiliate, called a strike. Dan Hammond has the story on thedailyworld.com.
Willapa Valley Education Association spokesman Dale Folkerts commented . . . “The move follows months of negotiations during which school district leaders have failed to adequately address teachers’ concerns over student safety, support for students, and competitive pay.”
The district’s teachers received a 23.7 percent raise (on average) at the beginning of the school year when every district in the state received extra money as a result of a lawsuit over state school funding. The current negotiations are tied to a new contract for the 2019-2020 school year.t to resume. . . ”