San Juan Island School District

Collective Bargaining Information - Updates

August 31, 2014  8:30 pm
Dear San Juan Island Community
Both the San Juan Island School District and the San Juan Education Association (teacher’s union) met Sunday afternoon and Sunday evening to work on a  new collective bargaining agreement to replace the agreement which expires today.  Both sides continue to share proposals and exchange ideas in an effort to reach agreement.  No agreement was reached as of Sunday evening.  The district will update the community on bargaining on Monday September 1, 2014, and communicate any possible changes to school for Tuesday, September 2, 2014. 
Rick Thompson,


Letter to the San Juan Island School District Community

For Immediate Release  

August 29, 2014

For the past several months, the San Juan Island School District and the San Juan Education Association, (the teacher’s union) have been meeting to collaboratively negotiate a new contract to replace the agreement that expires on August 31, 2014.  As of the end of our last bargaining session on August 28th, the parties have not yet reached a new agreement.  Additional bargaining has been scheduled to occur over the Labor Day Weekend.

SJEA representatives have informed the district of the possibility that SJEA members will engage in a work stoppage – or strike – on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 if the parties have not successfully concluded negotiations for a new agreement by or before that date.  The District is committed to continued good faith bargaining within the constraints of budget realities.

The community needs to be informed of the possible disruption of having no school on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 while parties continue to work toward an agreement. 

Please see our website at for updated bargaining information.

Rick Thompson