Diane Sundvik, a speech language pathologist for the Kennewick School District, hugs Teri Staudinger, president of the Kennewick Education Association, on Thursday after a brief rally of more than 150 teachers union members at the district's Fruitland Building in Kennewick. The union and district were able to reach a tentative agreement minutes before the rally started at 4 p.m. "We love our teachers," said Kennewick Superintendent Dave Bond. "This was a particularly challenging bargaining session because the Legislature hasn't provided any compensation for teachers since 2008."
KAI-HUEI YAU — Tri-City Herald Buy Photo
The Kennewick School District's teachers union will hold a rally today as its leaders continue to negotiate a new contract with district administrators.
The teacher's contract is set to expire Aug. 31. The Kennewick Education Association said in a news release that issues on workload, class size, evaluation and subcontracting remain unresolved.
The rally will begin at 4 p.m. and be at the district's Fruitland building on the corner of West Fourth Avenue and Garfield Street.