The Seattle Public Schools (SPS) are facing a strike authorization vote by the 6000 teachers represented by the Seattle Education Association with pay, special education and the pandemic as part of the mix of issues. The current contract expires today Aug. 31.
A strike in 2018 was narrowly avoided when the two sides reached an agreement. That disagreement was primarily over pay.
SPS issued a statement yesterday regarding the impending strike:
From Beverly Redmond, Assistant Superintendent for Public Affairs