AS STUDENTS HEADED BACK TO SCHOOL.
SPOKANE TEACHERS AND THE SCHOOL DISTRICT CONTINUED
NEGOITATIONS OVER CONTRACTS.
i IF THE SPOKANE SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THE TEACHER'S
UNION CAN'T REACH AN AGREEMENT BY FRIDAY.
TEACHERS WILL WALK OUT! GOOD EVENING AND THANKS FOR
JOINING US, I'M NADINE WOODWARD.
MORE THAN 100 DIFFERENT PROPOSALS HAVE BEEN PASSED
BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN TEACHERS AND THE DISTRICT.
SINCE TALKS BEGAN IN JUNE.
AND AS FRIDAY'S DEADLINE DRAWS NEAR.
TENSIONS BETWEEN THE TWO ARE RISING.
KXLY 4'S GRACE DITZLER IS WORKING FOR YOU.
BOTH SIDES REVEALING THEIR FRUSTRATIONS ONLINE.
SPOKANE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THE SPOKANE EDUCATION
ASSOCIATION ARE POSTING THEIR SIDES OF THE STORY ON
THEIR FACEBOOK PAGES.
THE SPOKANE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION RESPONDED TO THAT
ARTICLE, SAYING THE DISTRICT SHOULDN'T HAVE MADE THOSE
AND THAT THE DISTRICT LACKS INTEGRITY.
AND TONIGHT, AFTER MEETING WITH A MEDIATOR, THEY STILL
HAVEN'T COME TO AN AGREEMENT.
IT'S A CONTRACT BATTLE BETWEEN SPOKANE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
AND THE SPOKANE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION.
SO FAR, THE TWO HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO REACH CONTRACT
THE DISTRICT SAYS ITS OFFERS ARE BEING SHOT DOWN.
Obviously what they are looking for is larger increases
and unfortunately the District just doesn't have that
money, it's the legislature that is going to have
to release those larger funds,
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
17 MILLION FOR SALARY INCREASES
5 MILLION FOR THE 61 NEW TEACHERS THE DISTRICT HIRED
OVER THE SUMMER AND 1 MILLION FOR OTHER EXPENSES.
BUT THE UNION SAYS, SOME OF THAT INFORMATION IS MISLEADING.
What we're asking for, they would still have plenty
of money left over for a healthy reserve fund and
IT'S TIME FOR THE DISTRICT TO PRIORITIZE ITS PEOPLE
BEFORE MORE STUFF.
Right now if you were to start with Spokane Public
Schools as a nutrition service worker you would get
$9.40 an hour,
THIS IS THE DISTRICTS LATEST SALARY OFFER
A 6.86 PERCENT INCREASE FOR TEACHERS.
A 7 PERCENT INCREASE FOR INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANTS,
SECRETARIES AND NUTRITION SERVICES.
AND A 4 PERCENT INCREASE FOR ALL OTHER CLASSIFIED
the district wants to compensate fairly, we want to
compensate the great work force we have out there
in our classrooms, our school grounds, and nutrition
BOTH SIDES SAY THEY HOPE TO COME TO AN AGREEMENT BEFORE
THE WEEK IS OVER.
BOTH THE SPOKANE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THE SPOKANE
EDUCATION ASSOCIATION POSTED LENGTHY EXPLANATIONS
OF THEIR SIDES OF THE CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS ON THEIR
WE WILL PUT LINKS TO THEIR POSTS ON OUR WEBSITE KXLY.COM
REPORTING IN STUDIO GRACE DITZLER KXLY 4 NEWS.