The Redmond Education Association and Redmond School District have reached a tentative agreement on a contract for the 2011-2012 school year. REA members ratified the agreement with an overwhelming 84% vote in favor of the proposal. The joint settlement agreement proposed by both parties is not official until ratified by the RSD Board of Directors, which is anticipated Wednesday, June 22.
“Redmond teachers are solidly behind this proposal and we look forward to starting the 2011-2012 school year with a collective bargaining agreement in place.” said Karen Gray, incoming REA President. Members of bargaining teams for each group have been meeting since February to reach an agreement that would help balance a budget that included a nearly $9 million dollar shortfall.