Update: From SPS' Negotiation page, a long chart of the timeline of events and issues put forth. Interesting reading.
end of update
West Seattle Blog Tweet:
District is studying new SEA offer, but NO SCHOOL TOMORROW, per district @ 3 pm briefing.
More from the West Seattle Blog:
Because of the strike’s length, spokesperson Stacy Howard says, there’ll
be some turnaround time whenever the strike finally ends.
discussing a few other points such as special education – the topic of a
demonstration here earlier in the day.
As for “the strike impacts on
the calendar” – the three snow days on the calendar will be used, for
starters, one midyear, two at the end of the school year – “all
additional makeup days” will be determined once the strike is over.
Possible ideas: Saturdays, and/or part of the mid-winter break (which
was scheduled for five days this year – alternating years have shorter
Re: graduation days – Seniors are required to be in school 175
days before graduation, so graduation dates might have to change.
reported here yesterday, middle-school athletic events are postponed.
High-school practices and games “continue to go on as usual – a lot of
those employees are in different unions or not in unions at all,” says
She says that by the time this news conference is over, the
district expects to have a “timeline” posted online from negotiations to