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Tag: Strike

Sep.
12th

Tacoma School District sports will continue as scheduled during strike

With teachers on the picket line, Tacoma School District classrooms will be empty, but its playing fields will be full.

“It’s business as usual for sports,” Wilson athletic director John Portenier said. “We’ll continue to have athletics.”

Tacoma teachers met Monday evening for a vote and 87 percent of the Tacoma Education Association’s membership approved a strike.

While practices and events will continue as scheduled, there is one hitch. Coaches cannot step onto school campuses until 2:30 p.m.

“That’s after our contracted day as teachers,” said Foss High football coach Ken Baker, who also teaches math and wood technology.
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