Seattle Public Schools delays in-person classes amid union negotiations

Seattle Public Schools is currently in negotiations with the Seattle Education Association to reach an agreement about working conditions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

SEATTLE — Seattle Public Schools (SPS) has pushed back the start date to resume in-person learning for some students because the district hasn’t reached an agreement yet with teachers about COVID-19 safety conditions. 

Preschool, kindergarten, first grade and students enrolled in special education intensive pathways were supposed to resume in-person instruction on March 1, but that date is now delayed until March 8, SPS said in a statement Monday. 

SPS is continuing to negotiate with the Seattle Education Association (SEA), which

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