Mukilteo School District Collective Bargaining Agreement
The agreement also reduces the size of special classes while increasing support for students. With regard to class sizes, the agreement aims to have two fewer pupils in each special class in primary and secondary schools. It also calls for minor case counts for voice and language pathologists, more hours for paraeducators in the classroom, and additional funding for nurses, psychologists and occupational therapists and physiotherapists. “Together, we worked very hard to reach an agreement in June that would do great things for our teachers and students,” she said. “I think that`s what we did.” MUKILTEO – Teachers at Mukilteo public schools will be among the highest paid in the state under a new three-year contract approved Monday by the district`s board of directors. MUKILTEO – Teachers in Mukilteo`s public schools have overwhelmingly adopted a new three-year contract that increases the starting salaries of new teachers and pushes the salaries of experienced teachers to the highest in the state. Other changes, dispersed by the agreement, include a new ethnic studies course in each high school and an increase in the remuneration of substitutes. Your per diem will be $180, $148. Also under the agreement, the maximum number of students assigned to a kindergarten class will be 25 out of 28.
For classes 1 to 3, the maximum is 27 and 30 for classes 4-5. It seems that the number of classes 6-8 (31 students) and 9-12 (34 students) is unchanged from the contract that expires next month. The upfront payment for a first-year teacher at Mukilteo Public Schools will be $60,000 starting in September. (Mukilteo School District) This school district went on a 33-day teachers` strike in 1990, postponing the last school day for the 1990-91 school year until July 2.  This was resolved through collaborative negotiations. A 3-year contract was signed and school boards were created to continue the cooperative process.  Kink and the association`s members have long been proud to work with the district to provide the most experienced teachers with the highest salary in the state. Members of the Mukilteo Education Association ratified the agreement by an overwhelming majority on June 24. Both sides have an interest in things going smoothly, said Andy Muntz, a spokesman for the district.
Monday`s decision comes a year after fierce rows between teachers and district chiefs over how to distribute an infusion of state dollars. “We are happy to have an agreement,” he said. “We are also delighted to have reached the preliminary agreement so early.” Other agreed changes include smaller special classes and additional support for students, more hours for para-pedagogicals, and the introduction of a new ethnic studies course in each of the district`s three high schools. . . .