UPDATE: The board emerged from executive session at 5:45 p.m. as is waiting for the outcome of the teachers union vote.
5:30 p.m.: The Tacoma School Board has retreated into executive session, as the district’s teachers union is deciding in a separate meeting whether to strike.
The board will hear an update on contract negotiations in the closed door session, as well as discuss potential litigation. The executive session is expected to last 15 minutes, said board President Kurt Miller.
There’s still no word on whether the Tacoma Education Association’s strike vote, which is happening at Mount Tahoma High School, has passed. If it does, the district could seek an injunction to order teachers back to work.