Tacoma School District teachers will vote Monday evening whether or not to go on strike.
There are many, many ramifications and consequences of a strike, but over here in our corner of the world, there’s one in particular that we’ll address — sports.
According to the Tacoma School District, a strike won’t affect athletics.
“The district plans to allow all sports to continue,” district spokesman Dan Voelpel wrote in an e-mail Monday afternoon.
Coaches, even those that are teachers, have contracts with the district that are separate from teaching contracts. That’s how other school districts kept sports going, while teachers were on strike. When teachers in the Kent School District went on strike for 19 days at the beginning of the 2009-10 school year, athletic events carried on as scheduled.
Of course, as of Monday afternoon, nothing is set in stone. So, check back this evening and Tuesday morning for updates on this fluid situation.