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caption: A sign outside of Greenwood Elementary School reads, ‘first day of school TBD,’ as educators continue to strike on Friday, September 9, 2022, along Northwest 80th Street in Seattle.
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A sign outside of Greenwood Elementary School reads, ‘first day of school TBD,’ as educators continue to strike on Friday, September 9, 2022, along Northwest 80th Street in Seattle.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer

Seattle teachers approve new contract


The Seattle Education Association has approved a new contract with the school district, putting to rest the potential for another strike as the school year begins.

A total of 4,143 members of the teacher's union voted, according to the union, and 82% approved.

The tentative agreement included some annual pay bumps, or accommodations for inflation (whichever is greater).

Seattle teachers went on strike this month, delaying the first day of classes by about a week. A tentative agreement between the union and Seattle Public Schools was struck last week. Union members voted on the contract Monday evening.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.