Deal reached to end Tacoma teachers’ strike

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Teachers in Tacoma and the school district have reached a tentative agreement to end a weeklong strike.

Tacoma Public Schools and the teachers’ union announced the deal Thursday night. They said classes are scheduled to begin Monday, pending a vote by the Tacoma Education Association on Friday.

Teachers went on strike Sept. 6 over salary increases.

Bargaining units at most of the state’s 295 school systems have sought to renegotiate salaries this year after the state infused $1 billion for teacher pay to resolve a long-running court battle that determined the state was inadequately funding public education.