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Yelm teachers walk off job tomorrow

– From Lisa Pemberton, The Olympian:
“Teachers in the Olympia School District have scheduled a half-day walkout for Tuesday afternoon [today] ‘in response to the Legislature’s failure to adhere to the state’s Constitutional mandate to fully fund public education,’ according to a post on the district’s website.”

“Meantime, teachers in Tumwater will hold a one-day walkout Friday, and Yelm teachers say they will walk off the job Wednesday.

‘We’re protesting the Legislature’s refusal to fund smaller class sizes for all students, which is required by law,’ Mike Snodgrass, president of the Yelm Education Association, said in a news release. ‘The Legislature also is failing to fund the professional, competitive salaries and health benefits needed to continue attracting and keeping dedicated, qualified teachers in Yelm.'”
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– From Yelm Community Schools:
“The Yelm Education Association (YEA) has voted to approve a “Day of Action.” This is a one day [May 27] walk-out to protest the Legislature’s failure to adhere to the State’s Constitutional mandate to fully fund public education. The YEA has made it clear that this is not an action against the Yelm School District.”

We will still serve students 180 days by extending the calendar one day. Thursday, June 11th will now be a full day instead of a half day of school. The last day of school will be Friday, June 12th, which will be a half day of school.”
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– UPDATE: May 27, 2015
“Yelm teachers rally against lawmakers”
By Lisa Pemberton, The Olympian.
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Posted by Steve on May 26, 2015 at 7:24 am | Permalink

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