The Wapato School District and Wapato Education Association have reached a signed tentative contract agreement, including a new salary schedule, for its teachers and other certificated staff. The agreement was reached during a scheduled mediation session on Monday, September 3, 2018. As a result of the agreement the 2018-2019 school year will start on schedule tomorrow, Tuesday, September 4, 2018.
The District credits the agreement to the focused work and professionalism of both bargaining teams. It wants to thank the members of both teams for completing the complex job of navigating new State school funding law and developing the fair, equitable and sustainable agreement the District has been confident would be reached through the negotiations process.
The District is looking forward to welcoming students and families tomorrow morning for the start of the new school year. It also wants to thank our families, staff and community for its patience, support and understanding during the complex bargaining process.