Striking teachers and the Bethel School District reached a tentative contract agreement Monday that could end a short strike. Union officials say teachers could be in their classrooms as soon as Wednesday.Based on Cruver's words, I'd wager with about 90% confidence that the teachers will ratify the contract.
Bethel Education Association President Tom Cruver did not release any details of the settlement, which came after 25 hours of weekend negotiations, but he called it fair.
"It would be fair to say that both sides worked to find a middle ground," he said.
Teachers will vote Tuesday evening. If they ratify the contract, school will resume on Wednesday, Cruver said.
Across Puget Sound, the Shoreline EA, meanwhile, moves closer to picketing.