Per this Slog entry about not getting ahead of ourselves, there is this Tweet from SPS:
The union members also need time to be informed and vote.
This is true; leadership may not like the deal but the members do have to vote.
From SPS Communications:
Bargaining teams from Seattle Public Schools and the Seattle Education Association have reached a tentative agreement to end the strike. Both teams worked diligently all day Monday and overnight, with a shared goal of getting the district’s 53,000 students back into 97 schools. The tentative agreement was reached just before 7 a.m. today.
Details of the agreement cannot be released at this time due to an embargo to allow the union to inform its membership about the contents of the agreement.
District staff are working persistently in attempt to start school on Thursday. As previously mentioned, because of the length of the strike and many logistics involved, getting class started might not happen immediately.
Updates will be provided as they become available.
Agreement finished after 7 a.m
The District says school will open on Thursday at the earliest, citing transportation and food issues. My question is: weren't they ready on day one to go? Why should students and teachers miss another whole day? I'm sure there are logistics but if I had a strike stretching on, I'd be primed to go when I could.