The Peninsula Education Association has tweaked its plan to join the rolling walkouts statewide.
The association will now hold a half-day walkout May 19.
Previously, the plan was for a full-day walkout that would have changed the school’s calendar, adding an extra day to the year. The 2014-2015 year would have ended on Monday, June 22, but will now wrap up June 19, as it was originally scheduled.
PEA teachers voted for the walkout to protest inaction in the state Legislature. A statement by the PEA says the frustration stems for the Legislature’s “inability... to honor its paramount duty and fully fund education K to higher ed.”
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The association has previously said it feels supported by the Peninsula School District, and wants it made known that the frustration is directed at the Legislature.
An update on the walkout was sent home to parents Wednesday night. The Peninsula School District is a separate entity from the Peninsula Education Association and does not have control over the day of the walkout.
The last day of school for students will be June 19, as was originally scheduled, but teachers will return to work on Monday, June 22 for a non-student half day.
Community partners have offered services to help parents cope with the unscheduled interruption on May 19. The YMCA Childcare, Cheney Branch Boys and Girls Club and the Red Barn Youth Center will all have half-day programming.