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Gregoire's statement on tentative agreement on Tacoma teacher strike

For Immediate Release: September 21, 2011

OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire today issued the following statement on the Tacoma teacher strike:

“I’m pleased that a tentative agreement was reached tonight and that kids will be back in school on Friday. Both sides started negotiations in Olympia today at 3:00 p.m. and have worked together with the single goal of getting kids back in the classroom.

“This agreement provides a long-term solution, meets the districts needs and ensures teachers remain proud to report to their classroom every day. Teachers will take a ratification vote tomorrow. I now urge everyone to continue to work together, continue to provide students with the quality learning opportunities they deserve, and support our schools and personnel.”

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