Work stoppage

Work stoppage 2018-08-30T17:00:06+00:00

Project Description

Welcome to the Longview School District’s work stoppage page. Our goal is to use this page to keep our community informed about the district’s collective bargaining with teachers who are represented by the Longview Education Association.

We will be adding to this page to keep our community informed as the negotiating process proceeds.

If you have additional questions email us. We will respond as soon as possible, but please understand we are all working hard to complete the negotiations and prepare for the start of the 2018-19 school year.

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Daily update – TDN story corrected

September 7th, 2018|

A story printed in this morning’s edition of The Daily News (TDN) incorrectly compared Longview Public Schools latest salary offer versus Woodland’s.

The paper used the 2018-2019 salary schedule for Longview and compared it to Woodland’s 2019-2020 […]

Parent letter – Schools closed Friday, September 7

September 6th, 2018|

Dear Families,

Longview Public Schools will be closed Friday, September 7, due to ongoing mediation with the teachers union.

If you wish to see the latest offer to the teachers or want more information on the status of […]

Parent letter – Schools closed Thursday, September 6

September 5th, 2018|

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Dear Families,

Longview Public Schools will be closed Thursday, September 6, due to ongoing mediation with the teachers union.

Free lunch will be served weekdays to anyone 18 and younger from 12 -12:30 p.m., at […]

Letter to parents – No school on Wednesday, September 5

September 4th, 2018|

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Dear Families,
Longview Public Schools will remain closed Wednesday, September 5, due to ongoing mediation with the teachers union.
Free lunch will be served weekdays to anyone 18 and younger from 12 -12:30 p.m., at […]

Parent letter – Schools will remain closed Tuesday, September 4

September 2nd, 2018|

Sunday, September 2, 2018
Dear Families,
Longview Public Schools will remain closed Tuesday, September 4, due to ongoing mediation.
Mediation sessions between Longview Public Schools and the Longview Education Association (LEA) are progressing, but an agreement has not yet […]

Press release – negotiations continue

August 31st, 2018|

Negotiations planned during holiday weekend

Mediation continued today between Longview Public Schools and Longview Education Association (LEA) and is scheduled to resume Saturday morning.

With the district’s most recent proposal teacher salaries will increase by an average of […]

What others are saying about the teacher strike

August 31st, 2018|

Recent quotes and comments from state legislators and other sources.

19th District State Senators Takko and Braun don’t expect more money for schools

Two local state legislators Monday told The Daily News not to expect another big block […]

Press release – Longview public schools closed Friday

August 30th, 2018|

Longview Public Schools: School Closed Friday, August 31

Longview Public Schools will remain closed Friday, August 31. Negotiations, with the support of a state mediator, continue between Longview Public Schools and the union, Longview Education Association (LEA). […]

Longview schools remain closed Friday

August 30th, 2018|

Dear Families,

Longview Public Schools will remain closed Friday, August 31, due to ongoing labor negotiations.

Labor negotiations between Longview Public Schools and the Longview Education Association (LEA) are progressing, but an agreement has not been reached.

Longview Public […]

Press release – School remains closed

August 29th, 2018|

Longview Public Schools Work Stoppage Update: School Remains Closed Thursday, August 30

Longview Public Schools and Longview Education Association (LEA) teams concluded a day long bargaining session with the state mediator at approximately 4:50 p.m. today. Mediation […]

Press release – Work stoppage update

August 28th, 2018|

Longview Public Schools Work Stoppage Update

Longview Public Schools and the Longview Education Association (LEA) teams continue to meet, with the help of a state mediator, in an effort to reach agreement on labor issues. In an […]

Kindergarten parent information

August 28th, 2018|

Dear Families of Kindergartners,

As you have likely been following in the news, Longview Public Schools and Longview Education Association (LEA) remain in labor negotiations, which has resulted in a work stoppage at our schools.

While we are […]

Letter to parents – 1st day of school cancelled

August 28th, 2018|

Dear Families,

We regret to inform you that negotiations between the Longview Education Association (LEA), the union that represents our teachers, and Longview Public Schools will continue through the week as no agreement has been reached.

Due to […]

Press release – Negotiations update

August 27th, 2018|

Teachers Union Contract Negotiations Update

Bargaining teams from the Longview School District and the Longview Education Association (LEA) remain in negotiations today.

The district and the union requested a state mediator to assist in negotiations and a mediator […]

District offers more than state funds

August 27th, 2018|

Longview Public Schools offered teachers an additional 6.9 percent increase in salary which was rejected. The offer would pay an average teacher $69,999 in salary per year. Under […]

Work Stoppage Updates

August 24th, 2018|

As of Aug. 22, the Longview Education Association (LEA) voted in favor of a teacher work stoppage. The vote was cast following the Longview Public Schools’ most recent proposal of a 7 percent average pay increase, […]

Teacher strike FAQ – updated 8/31/2018

August 23rd, 2018|

Q: Why are teachers on strike?

A: The Longview Education Association (LEA) wants an 11 percent pay increase, which would cost taxpayers approximately an additional $3.3 million per year. The district has offered an additional 6.9 percent average […]

Press release – Longview teacher strike

August 23rd, 2018|

Teachers Union Contract Negotiations

Contract negotiations between the Longview School District and Longview Education Association (LEA) to increase teacher compensation reached an impasse this week.

After receiving an 8 percent compensation increase in the last labor contract the […]

School salary and budget fact sheet

August 23rd, 2018|

Below is information about the district’s budget and teacher compensation.

  • The current Longview Education Association (LEA) contract is a two-year deal set to expire August 31, 2019. The state legislation passed last session triggered an automatic […]

Letter to parents about teachers work stoppage

August 23rd, 2018|

Dear Parent,

As you’ve likely heard teachers voted to go on strike and have stated they will stay on strike until a new salary schedule is agreed upon. With school scheduled to start on August 29, the […]

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