SKEA negotiators report that they have reached a tentative agreement with the district. Members will meet Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 9 a.m. at South Kitsap High School to hear from the negotiating team and to vote on whether or not to agree to the contract. “We are happy to finally have a tentative agreement that makes real progress toward smaller class sizes,” SKEA President John Richardson says. “We thank the community for their support and look forward to our meeting on Tuesday.”
SKEA members have received massive support from parents at open houses this week and from businesses around the area. We appreciate this message from our local Family Pancake House here in Port Orchard.
Both teams are bargaining. Meanwhile, Sunnyslope SKEA members were interviewed while exiting their school with their personal belongings. They also dropped lunch off for the SKEA bargaining team. Check the photo below to see South Colby members exiting with their possessions. Members will be in schools preparing until the contract runs out at the end of this month.
SKEA members at Discovery spent a bit of the day clearing personal items from the school since we won’t be entering if we don’t have a reasonable settlement in time. One member is carrying her copy of the Emancipation Proclamation.