The Kennewick, Richland and Pasco school districts are canceling classes May 21 because of the planned teacher walkout.
Teachers in the three districts voted to participate in the one-day walkout, part of a series of rolling walkouts around the state to protest inadequate education funding.
Kennewick School District is adding a makeup day June 12. Richland’s is June 10.
The Pasco district is working with the teachers union to schedule a makeup day.
While classes are canceled in the three Tri-City districts on May 21, some sports practices and games and other after-school activities may go on as scheduled. Officials from the districts said to check with the coach/adviser for updates.
The three districts’ teachers unions voted last week. Pasco teachers led with 94 percent approval for the walkout, while 85 percent of Richland teachers and 81 percent of Kennewick teachers voted for the day of protest.
More than 50 school districts around the state are participating in walkouts, according to The News Tribune in Tacoma.
The Kennewick district said in a news release that its working with the YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities to increase child care opportunities for elementary students on May 21.
For those students who already attend YMCA programs, full-day child care will be offered at their “snow day” sites. For others who are in need of child care, the YMCA will be providing care at Lincoln Elementary School, the release said. Advanced registration is required. Call 509-374-1908 or email email@example.com for more information.