Today is the 1st day of Seattle’s phased in return to in-person instruction for students in Pre-K and elem SPED pathways. We know today is filled with both excitement and anxiety. We also know questions and issues will arise - we are here to support you!
SEA Bargaining Team reached a tentative agreement with SPS last week. SEA Board of Directors reviewed agreement & voted to recommend a DO PASS to the General Membership. SEA General Membership voting opened TODAY. All members were sent an email with the link to cast your ballot.
SEA Bargaining Team reached a tentative agreement with SPS. SEA Board of Directors reviewed the agreement & voted to recommend DO PASS to the General Membership (GM). SEA GM voting opens Tue, Mar. 23. All members will be sent email at home email with voting instructions on Mon.
WEA Rep Assembly is coming up in April! Business done at WEA RA helps inform where your dues is spent & actions WEA takes next school year. Contact your SeattleEA WEA RA Delegate if you want to propose an action item to be considered at the RA. Deadlines to submit is coming soon.
Please see joint communication from SPS & SEA. Your standing in solidarity to stay the course made an enormous difference! We believe we can reach an agreement with SPS in the coming days. More details of negotiations will be shared as soon as it is available. Please stay tuned!
SEA Stays the Course
We are firmly committed to reaching an agreement with SPS as soon as we can this spring that supports our community. We need to hold the District accountable for their bad-faith, bullying tactics that frankly has delayed our ability to reach that agreement.
Save the image to use as your virtual background starting Mon.
Reach out to your colleagues newly deemed “essential” to tell them you are standing strong with them. Listen to their concerns and be ready to support them in other ways.
We owe it to our students & families to reach an agreement that prioritizes everyone’s health & safety. We want to meet the needs of all our students, including both in-person & remote. No one is safe unless we all are. Let’s stay the course & get it done at the bargaining table.
“This erosion of trust has been exacerbated this week through my buildings gutted budget for next year- support for safety in nursing levels, family support & literacy supports will be slashed just when we need these more than ever to support learners impacted this last year.”