The Tacoma Education Association posted an update today.
The Tacoma Education Association Bargaining Team presented the Tacoma School District with an updated contract proposal Tuesday. The school district is expected to respond to the updated contract proposal today. Contract talks concluded at 7 p.m. last night. Negotiations are scheduled for 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today.
Here is a breakdown of the latest contract proposal from the teachers union:
- Class size: Reduce class sizes by one student in elementary and secondary schools and for specialists and others who work with students outside the regular classroom.
- Salaries: Maintain teacher salaries at current level, plus provide four half-day furloughs a year until the 1 percent annual increase in the expired contract can be restored.
- Staffing decisions: Maintain existing objective policies.