Students in Sumner and Bonney Lake will go to school on March 27 and June 18 to make up missed class days from a strike by paraeducators last month.
The last day of school is now Thursday, June 18, and will be on a half-day early dismissal. March 27 will be a regular school schedule.
Both days were previously designated as emergency weather makeup days, said Elle Warmuth, Sumner-Bonney Lake School District spokesperson.
The makeup days are necessary in order to comply with the state-required 180 days of education, according to the district.
Paraeducators in the district were on strike for two days in October amid negotiations for a new contract. The union ratified a new three-year contract on Oct. 28 that includes an average increase in the salary schedule of approximately 12.5 percent in 2019-20, a 2 percent increase in 2020-21 and inflationary adjustments in 2021-22.