Settlement likely in Willapa Valley teacher strike

The Willapa Valley school district reached a tentative agreement with the Willapa Valley Education Association teachers union at 10:30 p.m. Friday to end the strike that’s kept students out of classes since Dec. 3.

WVEA union members were scheduled to vote on ratification of the agreement on Monday, said Dale Folkerts, Washington Education Association communications organizer. He said details of the agreement wouldn’t be released until after the vote.

The school board was scheduled to vote on the agreement at its regularly scheduled meeting Monday night, said Superintendent Nancy Morris.

Classes are expected to resume as normal on Tuesday after each side votes to formally accept the agreement.