Kennewick teachers prepare for second day of strike; school canceled again
KENNEWICK, Wash. — Kennewick teachers are preparing to go on strike for the second day in a row after they failed to reach a tentative agreement with the district Tuesday night.
KSD has canceled school on Wednesday. Athletic-based activities and events will go on as scheduled.
This is now the longest strike in KSD history, according to union president Rob Woodford.
Tuesday was the seventh day in a row the Kennewick Education Association met with the district. For the past two days, the two groups met for over 13 hours each day.
The two groups have been negotiating for a new contract since late May. The union says they are fighting for salary, safety, special education and class size.
The union and district are planning to meet again for negotiations tomorrow.