Teacher contracts update: Who has settled and who has not

The week before school starts, here’s an accounting of where things stand in Snohomish County.

Teacher contracts update: Who has settled and who has not

The week before the start of school, a number of Snohomish County districts still are in talks with unions for new teacher contracts or have not yet had tentative agreements ratified by union members. Here’s where things stand. Check back for updates.

Everett

Teachers overwhelmingly ratified a new two-year contract Tuesday that ensures the district will continue paying the highest salary in the state for veteran classroom instructors. Scheduled first day of school: Wednesday, Sept. 5. Story | Everett Public Schools | Everett Education Association

Edmonds

Teachers on Tuesday ratified salary increases negotiated as an amendment to their present contract. Scheduled first day of school: Wednesday, Sept. 5. Edmonds School District | Edmonds Education Association

Marysville

A tentative agreement is to be ratified by teachers Thursday. Scheduled first day of school: Wednesday, Sept. 5. Marysville School District | Marysville Education Association

Mukilteo

Teachers on Wednesday are to ratify pay raises in an amended contract. Scheduled first day of school: Wednesday, Sept. 5. Mukilteo School District | Mukilteo Education Association

Monroe

The current contract expires Friday at midnight. The school district and teachers planned to bargain Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Scheduled first day of school: Wednesday, Sept. 5. Monroe School District

Lake Stevens

Teachers on Monday ratified a new two-year agreement, providing an average increase of 16.9 percent in the first year. Scheduled first day of school: Wednesday, Sept. 5. Story | Lake Stevens School District | Lake Stevens Education Association

Snohomish

A tentative agreement was to be ratified by teachers on Tuesday, but the meeting was canceled and rescheduled for Wednesday. Scheduled first day of school: Wednesday, Sept. 5. Snohomish School District | Snohomish Education Association

Arlington

The current contract expires Friday at midnight. The school district and teachers were scheduled to negotiate Tuesday and Thursday. Scheduled first day of school: Wednesday, Sept. 5. Arlington Public Schools | Arlington Education Association

Stanwood-Camano

Teachers voted to authorize a strike beginning Sept. 4 if an accord is not reached by Friday at midnight. Scheduled first day of school: Tuesday, Sept. 4. Stanwood-Camano School District | Stanwood-Camano Education Association

Granite Falls

A tentative agreement is to be ratified by teachers Thursday. Scheduled first days of school, depending on grade: Wednesday, Sept. 5, and Thursday, Sept. 6. Granite Falls School District |Granite Falls Education Association

Lakewood

Teachers on Wednesday are to ratify salary increases negotiated as an amendment to their present contract. Scheduled first day of school: Wednesday, Sept. 5. Lakewood School District

Darrington

The school district and teachers reached a tentative agreement that union members were to ratify on Tuesday. Scheduled first day of school: Tuesday, Sept. 4. Darrington School District

Sultan

Sultan Education Association members authorized their bargaining team on Monday to call a strike if a tentative agreement is not reached by the expiration of the contract on Friday. A bargaining session with the school district was set for Tuesday. Scheduled first day of school: Wednesday, Sept. 5.

Northshore

Teachers are under contract for another year but expect to negotiate salary increases. Scheduled first days of school, depending on grade: Wednesday, Sept. 5, and Thursday, Sept. 6. Northshore School District | Northshore Education Association

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