- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 8, 2015

PASCO, Wash. (AP) - Teachers in Pasco have voted not to return to the classroom despite a court order to end a strike.

The Tri-City Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1LUs9jn ) that the issue was decided “overwhelmingly” by voice vote Monday night.

Schools spokeswoman Leslee Caul says that the district is “very disappointed.”

Pasco Association of Educators President Greg Olson says the group is “concerned about the curriculum and all the issues that are facing our children.”

The paper says that according to the union’s website, teachers are not satisfied with a three-year proposal.



The union’s 1,160 teachers walked off the job last week. The district of 17,000 students is in southeast Washington.

Franklin County Superior Court Judge Alex Ekstrom on Friday granted a preliminary injunction to end the strike, but he didn’t specify fines if it continued. The next hearing is set for Tuesday afternoon.

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