Seattle delays classroom return until at least March 8

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Public Schools is delaying a return to the classroom for its youngest students during the coronavirus pandemic by at least a week because it has yet to reach an agreement with the teachers’ union. In a statement Monday the district said it had not yet negotiated new working conditions with the Seattle Education Association. The district had hoped to offer classroom instruction for the youngest students and special education students March 1. It says that will be delayed until at least March 8.meals.” The Seattle teachers’ union said it wants specific language on COVID-19 safety protocols put in writing.