Bellingham School District teacher contracts expire today, Aug. 31, and so far negotiations between the union and the district have not resulted in a new deal.
Bellingham Education Association president Shirley Potter said she couldn’t really say anything about the negotiations until tomorrow. BEA members are meeting tonight to discuss the lack of a contract and what to do.
Potter said she is hopeful teachers will get a contract soon.
Contract negotiations are not considered public and do not fall under the public meeting act.
The last teacher strike in Whatcom County was a year ago, when the Ferndale Education Association voted to strike after contract negotiations failed to bring about a new contract. School started a week late.