Snoqualmie Valley teachers reach tentative agreement; union to vote on contract



SNOQUALMIE, Wash. - The Snoqualmie Valley School District has reached a tentative agreement with teachers Sunday afternoon, and the union will vote at 7 p.m. on the contract at Mount Si High School.

If the majority does not agree, teachers will strike on Monday.

Classes are scheduled to start Monday. 

The district released a statement after the tentative deal:

"We are very pleased to have reached agreement with the association today. It feels good to know that our teachers and students will be in school on Monday, looking ahead to a great school year in Snoqualmie Valley."

On Tuesday teachers voted to go on strike and said they’ll walk off the job if no agreement was reached on Sunday afternoon.

Snoqualmie Valley district spokeswoman Carolyn Malcom told KIRO 7 the district negotiators were doing everything they could to come up with solutions.

“I’m confident this will be settled,” she said. “We are operating with tight budget constraints.”

Teachers started preparing picket signs for a possible walkout.