South Kitsap teachers, district reach tentative agreement

by: KIRO 7 STAFF & AP Updated:

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. -  The South Kitsap School District and its teachers say they have reached a tentative contract agreement.    

The school district said in a statement late Friday that if the pact is ratified by the school board and the South Kitsap Education Association, it would avert a teacher strike.    

Union negotiators say teachers will meet Tuesday to learn details and vote.    

"We are happy to finally have a tentative agreement that makes real progress toward smaller class sizes," South Kitsap Education Association President John Richardson said in a statement released Friday night.

"We thank the community for their support and look forward to our meeting on Tuesday," said Richardson

Details were not released.