Bargaining Updates

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Sept. 1, 2021
Members of the Arlington Education Association voted on Aug. 31 to approve a three-year contract with Arlington Public Schools.

Sept. 14, 2020
The school board approved the 2020-2023 collective bargaining agreement with the Public School Employees (PSE).

Aug. 31, 2020
The District and the Arlington Education Association (AEA) agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding to address the working conditions impacted by COVID-19.

Aug. 25, 2020
PSE ratified the contract with a 96% yes vote and it will now go to the school board for approval.

Aug. 17, 2020
We have reached a Tentative Agreement with Public School Employees (PSE) in Arlington. PSE members will review the agreement and vote on the three year contract soon.

April 2020

Working together with the leadership of AEA and PSE, we have negotiated how to address the working condition impacts of COVID-19. For AEA, a Memo of Understanding has been approved and for PSE, Frequently Asked Questions have been developed. Given the evolving nature of the current health situation, monitoring the impacts is an ongoing process. Thank you to everyone for remaining patient and flexible during these unprecedented times.

Jan. 24, 2020
All bargaining groups have finalized negotiations regarding School Employees Benefit Board (SEBB).

The Arlington Education Association (AEA) ratified a one year extension of their contract with 98.5% approval on Jan. 7, 2020 and the APS School Board approved the agreement on Jan. 13, 2020.

Nov. 12, 2019

Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, the state of Washington is moving all school employees to School Employees Benefit Board (SEBB) through the Washington State Health Care Authority for insurance needs. The impacts and implications of implementing SEBB are being discussed with each bargaining group.

PSE Bargaining Sessions

A team from Arlington Public Schools and PSE have been bargaining since Spring 2020. Here are the dates of the the bargaining sessions:

April 29
May 6
May 13
May 20
May 27
June 5
June 17
June 22
June 24
July 13