Updated September 20, 2022
SEA Members Ratify Tentative Agreements
SEA and our community united, took action, and achieved a contract that does more for educators, students, and families. Last night, the SEA membership voted to ratify the SAEOP, Paraprofessional, and Certificated tentative agreements. These agreements cover SEA Substitutes in their respective roles. 4,143 members made our votes heard:
- SAEOPS voted 82% in favor
- Paraprofessionals voted 66% in favor
- Certificated voted 71% in favor
SEA reaching an agreement with SPS is one step in our united, longer-term fight for the public schools our students and families deserve and the respected, well-compensated jobs educators deserve. From the November general election, to the 2023 Legislative Session, and to collaborating with community members on task forces, our work doesn't stop. Together we started important conversations about Special Education and Multilingual Learning that we need to continue and deepen. SEA has the strength and resolve to push onward, advocating alongside our students, families, and communities.
Thank you to our incredible SPS families and our communities who stuck with us and supported us through this bargain. We should be proud of what we achieved together.