Earlier today we learned that Delta High School will be closed in the event that Pasco teachers strike. Kennewick and Richland teachers’ unions have indicated that they would be reluctant to cross a picket line if Pasco teachers strike.
As you may know, our STEM school is a cooperative partnership between the three districts with students from each district and teachers from each of the districts employed here. Delta will follow the PSD calendar, which has yet to be approved in bargaining.
Pasco School District is in mediation today with the Pasco Association of Educators (PAE), with bargaining scheduled every day through August 31st. It is the sincere desire of all three districts that an agreement can be reached in order to start school on time at all Pasco schools as well as Delta.
In the event that there is a strike, school closure will be announced via social media (Facebook, Twitter @PascoSD1.org), School Messenger, on the District websites at www.psd1.org, www.ksd.org, www.rsd.edu and to the local media via FlashAlert. Parents/guardians who would like to sign up to receive text and email alerts from Pasco can sign up at http://www.psd1.org/Page/6800.