May 30, 2018
Learn The Latest On Employee Contract Bargaining
Kennewick School District has nine employee bargaining groups. Contracts and Memos of Understanding (MOUs) are negotiated at various times. We will be posting the latest updates on this year's employee contract negotiations here. Check back for new information as it becomes available.
School Board Presentations:
At the July 11, 2018 School Board Meeting, Superintendent Dave Bond provided the School Board with an update on how HB 2242 and SB 6362 have changed the way teachers are paid in Washington State:
The New Way of Paying Teachers: HB 2242 & SB 6362
Certificated (Teacher) Employee Contract
UPDATE AUGUST 20: The Kennewick School District is delighted to announce that our teachers have ratified the new salary schedule for the last year of this three-year contract. We look forward to an exciting start to the school year next week. We will continue to work with our Legislators to correct some of the inequities that were a part of the legislation passed in 2017-18.
UPDATE AUGUST 15: A tentative agreement has been reached between the Kennewick School District and the Kennewick Education Association on a new salary schedule for the last year of the current three-year contract. Both sides met from 9:30 a.m. to just after midnight, working with the help of PERC mediation, to come to an agreement on the new salary schedule. The membership of the Kennewick Education Association will vote to accept the proposed salary schedule Memo of Understanding (MOU) on Monday, August 20 at 4 p.m.
UPDATE AUGUST 9: An agreement has not yet been reached. Kennewick School District and Kennewick Education Association have agreed to participate in PERC joint mediation on Tuesday, August 14.
UPDATE AUGUST 7: A meeting has been scheduled with the Kennewick Education Association for Thursday, August 9 at 3:30 p.m.
UPDATE JULY 11: The next meetings have been scheduled with the Kennewick Education Association for August 6 and 7 at 10 a.m. The School Board declined to vote on a resolution that would authorize the district to open contract negotiations to the public.
UPDATE JUNE 21: A meeting has been scheduled with the Kennewick Education Association for Wednesday, July 11 at 11:30 a.m.
UPDATE JUNE 20: The School Board has directed the administration to prepare a resolution that would authorize the district to make contract negotiations public in order to create more transparency and provide an opportunity for the public to be informed of the latest developments. The resolution will be considered and discussed at the July 11 meeting.
UPDATE JUNE 16: A meeting has been scheduled with the Kennewick Education Association for Thursday, June 21 at 11:30 a.m.
UPDATE JUNE 14: A meeting has been scheduled with the Kennewick Education Association for Saturday, June 16 at 8 a.m.
UPDATE MAY 30: Kennewick Education Association bargaining team has agreed to meet with the district on Thursday, June 14 at 9 a.m.
Extra-Curricular (Coaching) Employee Contract
UPDATE JUNE 5: AGREEMENT REACHED on Extra-Curricular Contract Memos of Understanding for 2018-19
NEGOTIATIONS IN PROGRESS
Nutrition Services Contract
NEGOTIATIONS IN PROGRESS