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SPS and SEA Bargaining Update July 11

Summary: SPS and SEA continued negotiations the week of July 11.  

Seattle Public Schools (SPS) continues work with the Seattle Education Association (SEA) to renew the SPS educators’ contract for next school year. 

Since June, a joint team of SPS and SEA representatives have been negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement. The current contract with SEA expires August 2022. 

The negotiating parties (SPS and SEA representatives) came back to discussions the week of July 11.  

The district’s goal is to achieve a contract that improves student outcomes, ensures safety, attracts high-quality educators, and demonstrates our shared commitment to providing a world-class, equitable education system.  

As the district continues to negotiate with SEA, we commit to keeping you informed. We created a district webpage that provides information about the bargaining process and how it is progressing. It includes information about the district’s priorities and how they serve students and educators. Please continue to check for updates and progress on our bargaining with SEA. 

We are optimistic we will come to a positive solution for our students, staff, and families and begin school on time and in person on Wednesday, Sept. 7

Please note: This post has been updated on July 14 to clarify there was no formal bargaining session on Monday, July 11.

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