From SPS Communications:
SPS has offered $62 million as a counter to the $172 million worth of asks of SEA
o - Significant staff increases for special education
o - Wage increases
o - 30 minutes of additional student instructional time in year 3
We gave that proposal just before midnight last night and are awaiting a response from SEA. SPS bargaining team continues to be ready and available to meet. We ask that families please have a contingency plan in place for childcare, in case school does not start tomorrow. We are asking the media to help us in reaching out to some of our communities where English is a second language, for preparations.