Message to the Legislature: Shoreline teachers and SESPA walking out for Monday, May 11

Thursday, April 30, 2015

(The following message was sent Thursday to Shoreline School District families from Superintendent Rebecca Miner)

Dear Shoreline School District Families:

The Shoreline Education Association (SEA), the union representing our teachers, and the Shoreline Educational Support Professionals Association (SESPA), the union representing our school support staff, have voted to participate in a one-day walkout on May 11, 2015.

Union leadership has been in contact with the District regarding this action and has emphasized that this is not a strike against the District, students, families or our community, but rather a way for staff to show solidarity with their colleagues across the state and send a message to legislators about the importance of adequate educational funding. We agree that the state has failed to fully fund K-12 education and must live up to its responsibility as mandated by the State Supreme Court.

As a result of the one-day walkout, the Shoreline School District is canceling school on Monday, May 11, 2015. The following activities will proceed as scheduled on May 11: AP testing; high school and middle school athletic practices and contests; and facility rentals. The Shoreline Children’s Center will be open for its regular preschool programs, but the extended day sites at our schools will be closed. Please check individual school websites for evening activities. Schedules for state assessments currently underway will be adjusted at the school level.

Due to school being canceled on May 11, a make-up day is now scheduled for Friday, May 22, a previously scheduled non-student day.

The District will keep you posted on new developments if they arise. We are truly sorry for the inconvenience that canceling school on May 11 may cause to you and your family.  

If you have any questions, please send them to us at public.info@shorelineschools.org or contact the Public Information Office at 206-393-4412.

Sincerely,
Rebecca Miner, Superintendent



2 comments:

Anonymous,  May 1, 2015 at 8:13 AM  

Umm, that's illegal under state law. What would happen if firefighters or police officers did a one day walk out (also illegal under state law)?

http://www.atg.wa.gov/ago-opinions/right-teachers-and-other-employees-strike

Anonymous,  May 1, 2015 at 4:08 PM  

To the union teachers: lobby for political action on your own time, not our children's.

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