The Washougal School District and Washougal Association of Educators continued to bargain for a new contract very late on Wednesday, August 8 and all day on August 9. We have not yet reached a Tentative Agreement (TA), but the district remains optimistic and committed to working with the association, through the bargaining process, to reach an agreement that will offer our teachers a fair, equitable, and regionally competitive contract.
On Thursday, WAE requested updated financial information from the district. The district communicated that the most current information about the budget would be available after the board meeting on Tuesday, August 14, and also provided additional budget documents on Friday, August 10. The district has offered to review this information with association leadership.
The association requested to cancel the planned August 10 and August 11 sessions. Both groups will meet again in bargaining on August 17.