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    Educators Approve 2018-19 Contract
    Posted on 09/08/2018
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    Educators Approve 2018-19 Contract

    We are excited to share that the Seattle Education Association membership approved the 1-year contract for 2018-19!

    SEA represents our educators, substitutes, paraprofessionals, instructional assistants and office professionals. Our staff are our heroes. They work incredibly hard every day supporting our students and families, and it is the district’s job to support our staff as best we can.

    Since May, a joint team of approximately 45 Seattle Public Schools (SPS) and Seattle Education Association (SEA) representatives have been negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement.

    This year the team was engaged in interest-based bargaining. This approach to bargaining builds on our shared commitment to students and to common goals. We are excited to offer enhanced supports to our educators in the contract:

    • A competitive pay schedule that honors the work of our current educators and will help us attract and retain new professionals to Seattle Public Schools
    • Increased nurses and preparation time
    • Increased secondary counselors
    • Expansion of school-based race and equity teams, confirming our commitment to eliminating opportunity gaps
    • Enhanced parental leave including for the adoption of a child
    • Enhanced educator professional development and dedicated collaboration time focused on addressing racial and educational inequities
    • An innovative SEA and SPS developed Peer Assistance Review and Professional Growth program to support educator growth and teaching quality
    • Increased professional development for staff and substitute educators
    • Enhanced substitute health care benefits

    These new supports will help ensure every student in Seattle receives the education they deserve and that families expect.