Contract negotiations between Evergreen Public Schools and its teachers union intensified Thursday with the district mobilizing to file a request for a court injunction to prevent teachers from striking.
Contentious talks continued Tuesday between Evergreen Public Schools and its teachers union. With only a week until school starts, the district and union are locked in mediated contract negotiations, and a strike seems increasingly likely.
About 100 Evergreen Public Schools teachers gathered at two busy intersections along Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard on Friday morning, holding picket signs and waving at passing drivers. Several drivers honked in support.
Evergreen Public Schools has agreed to pay $862,500 to Elizabeth Uelmen, a former associate principal, with an out-of-court settlement. Uelmen filed a lawsuit in early 2014, alleging a hostile work environment, gender discrimination and unlawful retaliation.
With less than two weeks until school begins, a state-appointed mediator is joining contract negotiations between the Evergreen Education Association and Evergreen Public Schools today. The mediator is provided by the state’s Public Employment Relations Commission.
Vancouver Public Schools students and their families can receive free immunizations and vision screenings, haircuts, used clothing and more at Go Ready, the district’s third annual back-to-school-readiness festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Hudson’s Bay High School, 1601 E. McLoughlin Blvd.
Scores on tests taken in Washington schools this spring improved as much as three percentage points from the previous year, according to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, which released the test results Tuesday.
Vancouver Public Schools is adding Family-Community Resource Centers at Hough and Truman elementary schools for the 2016-17 school year. That will bring its total of resource centers to 14 elementary schools, two middle schools, two high schools and a mobile unit.