Photo by Kayse Angel

Photo by Kayse Angel

First day of school cancelled for Tukwila schools

The Tukwila Education Association still plan to strike on Wednesday, Sept. 5.

As of this morning, the Tukwila School District and the Tukwila Education Association (TEA) are still in the process of discussing salary requirements for classified and certified employees in the district.

According to a press release from the school district, regardless of the outcome of today’s discussion, the first day of school, Sept. 5, will be cancelled.

A strike was called by the TEA on Aug. 30. The strike is set to start on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 7 a.m., according to the release.

The release also stated that in a special meeting that was held on Saturday, the Tukwila School Board discussed resolution No. 874 regarding legal options.

“There is always the anticipation of a solution to this issue,” said Rhonda Lee, Communications Officer for the Tukwila School District. “The district continues to above all else put the needs of our students first and we will work towards a unified goal of providing a world-class education to the bright young minds of the Tukwila School District.”

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