From the Times:
Also according to Seattle union officials, agreement was reached Sunday to increase pay for certificated and classified substitutes, an attempt to address a general shortage of substitutes.
As well, a group of parents have started a support group for teachers, Soup for Teachers:
Soup for Teachers is a Facebook group that SPS parent Ljiljana Stanojevic Penuela started a few days ago to support striking teachers with food, cards from kids, and other necessities: https://www.facebook.com/groups/507823286040448/.
The group has over 200 members.
They have money, kids’ cards and food and provided lunch to the SEA team. (And heard teachers are getting sick of pizza.)
Today, they are providing a taco bar to the SEA bargaining team as well as also providing desserts, posters, and cards for the strike captains’ meeting tonight. Q13 Fox will be at Greenwood school to film and interview during their 3:45 pm dessert drop off today. Some of the members don’t even have kids in SPS. and the turn-out from the community has been great.
Twitter: @SoupForTeachers. Hashtag: #4MyTeacher
Great work by parents and community in support of our teachers.