The Lake Stevens School District and the Lake Stevens Education Association, which is the teacher’s union, are continuing with the negotiation process.
Talks have been going on to hammer out the details of their new contract.
As of press time, the LSEA and the school district have not agreed on economic issues.
“The district’s negotiating team and the LSEA have made good progress in a number of contract areas during the course of the meetings this summer; however, we are still far apart on economic issues. More meetings are planned for the week of Aug. 24 and we are looking forward to reaching an agreement.” Arlene Hulten, spokesperson for Lake Stevens School District.
Lake Stevens Education Association President, Kelly Snow concurred.
“There is no agreement between the Lake Stevens Education Association and the District.,” LSEA President Kelly Snow said. “We are receiving reports from around the state of fair contract settlements. Our proposal is not out-of-line of those settlements. We will continue to meet with the district and hope to reach a fair agreement. “
The Granite Falls School District is also in the middle of negotiations with their teacher’s union.
The Journal tried to contact the Granite Falls School District but had not heard back by the time we went to press.