Pasco School District goes to court to try to stop strike

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 1, 2015 at 5:21 p.m.



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

PASCO, Wash. (AP) — The Pasco School District has filed an injunction to try to stop a teachers strike going into its second day Wednesday.

A hearing has been scheduled for Friday morning in Franklin County Superior Court. The school district's motion says the strike is illegal.

The district has canceled school for Wednesday, on what would have been the second day of class this fall.

But both the district and the teachers say they are ready to go back to the bargaining table on Wednesday.

The president of the Pasco Association of Educators, Greg Olson, says the No. 1 sticking point in contract negotiations is over who will write district curriculum. Other issues include class sizes and teacher pay.

The district says they are still negotiating over pay, planning time and class size reductions.

The district serves about 17,000 students in southeast Washington.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast