Kelso teachers vote to strike Wednesday if no contract

Teachers in the southwestern Washington town of Kelso have voted to go on strike starting Wednesday (Sept. 16) if they don’t have a contract by then.

Kelso Education Association officials said in a news release that educators on Monday evening voted overwhelmingly to strike after working without a contract since June 30.

Kelso School District and association officials have had several meetings with a mediator and remain at odds mostly over teacher pay and workloads.

A mediator will be available to both groups on Tuesday.