Kelso teachers vote to strike Wednesday if they don’t have a contract

KELSO — Teachers in Kelso have voted to go on strike starting Wednesday if they don’t have a contract by then.

Kelso Education Association officials said in a news release that educators on Monday evening voted overwhelmingly to strike after working without a contract since June 30.

Kelso School District and association officials have had several meetings with a mediator and remain at odds mostly over teacher pay and workloads.

A mediator will be available to both groups on Tuesday.

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