Vancouver Education Association, which represents teachers, counselors and education professionals, has approved its contract.
Due to the delayed first day of school, changes are in effect for the 2018-19 school year calendar.
The new contract with VEA includes 31 early release days for the school year.
Vancouver Public Schools and Vancouver Education Association today reached a tentative agreement on a new contract for teachers, counselors and other education professionals in the district. Schools are expected to open on Wednesday, Sept. 5., pending a VEA ratification vote on Sept 4. “Unlike other districts that only had to [...]
Key points: VEA members would receive a total compensation increase of 13.6 percent from 2017-18 to 2018-19. Over three years, VEA members would receive a total compensation increase of 18.1 percent. VPS would need to address a $9.1 million shortfall over three years to pay for the current proposal, requiring [...]
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