Bargaining teams for Vancouver Public Schools and Vancouver Association of Educational Support Professionals are continuing state mediation this afternoon. They are scheduled to negotiate all day tomorrow and will work into the evening if necessary to try to reach agreement on a contract.
The complex and inequitable funding system adopted by the legislature in response to the McCleary lawsuit has made the process of bargaining contracts exceptionally difficult. The legislature’s solution has divided and disrupted many communities across the state.
The VPS board of directors and leadership team are committed to providing district employees with fair and competitive wages in a fiscally responsible and sustainable manner. Please check the district website daily for updates.