Mercer Island Education Association ratifies contract with district

The Mercer Island Education Association tallied their votes August 30, and with a strong 93 percent of yes votes, ratified their new three-year contract with the Mercer Island School District.

"We are looking forward to having a successful school year with our students," said MIEA president Tani Lindquist.

Lindquist said the 7 percent in opposition were either not happy with additional responsibility, or the new schedule which will take affect in the 2012-2013 academic school year.

The new schedule will switch the early release day from Monday to Wednesday which will require teachers to re-tool many of their lesson plans.

The Mercer Island School District board of directors will review the contract at their next regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 8.


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