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:
- SAEOPS voted 82% in favor
- Paraprofessionals voted 66% in favor
- Certificated voted 71% in favor
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 story has been updated to more accurately reflect numbers from the union's voting results.