Teachers and the Prosser School District had agreed to open school, and delay a potential strike until September 8th in an effort to give more time to reach a contract. But now, talks have broken off, and the District has requested mediation.
First, if you need to know if school will be in session Thursday or onward due to the teacher's strike, the number to call (after 7pm) is 509-416-7874. Negotiations continue with hopes of ending the strike.
At street corners and along various roads in Richland, Pasco and Kennewick, red-shirted teachers and educators waved signs and marched to protest against what they say is a lack of funding in education by the state legislature. (Photo courtesy of KNDU-TV)
Thursday May 21st the Tri-City area schools will be silent, as over 80 percent (on average) of teachers voted to heed the advice of the teacher's union (WEA) and stage a one-day walkout. Much has been said about the difference between a strike and a walk-out. Are they still le…