Strike ending for last Washington teachers still picketing

TUMWATER, Wash. (AP) — The widespread district-level teacher strikes in Washington state may be coming to an end.

Tumwater School District teachers said on Sunday that they have reached a tentative agreement with the school system.

A vote to confirm will be held Monday morning with school expected to resume as early as Tuesday for most students.

Tumwater teachers were on strike for more than two weeks and were the last remaining on the picket lines.

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.

Tumwater teachers even resisted a judge’s order to stop striking after the district sued them and won.