Bargaining teams for Vancouver Public Schools and Vancouver Education Association met on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018.

Remaining items to be bargained include salary, professional development, planning time and class size. Bargaining teams are scheduled to meet Aug. 24 and 27.

Additionally, VPS requested that VEA bargain over the weekend on Aug. 25 and 26 if a settlement is not reached by the end of the day tomorrow. VEA did not respond to the request.

The VPS board of directors and leadership team are committed to providing teachers and other district employees with fair and competitive wages in a fiscally responsible and sustainable manner.

Please continue to check the contract negotiations webpage daily for updates.

VPS sent a letter to families regarding back-to-school events and the status of contract negotiations.