Frequently Asked Work Stoppage Questions

  • We hope the information below will answer many of your questions during this difficult time. If you have specific questions not answered below, please contact your school office, email LaborQuestions@kent.k12.wa.us.

    We ask for your patience as we respond as quickly as we can to your questions and concerns. 

  • What is the latest salary proposal information?

  • What mental health services and supports does KSD provide?

  • What are the average class sizes in Kent School District?

  • What is a strike?

  • Why is the Kent Education Association (KEA) going on strike?

  • Where do negotiations between KEA and the Kent School District (KSD) stand?

  • Are negotiations continuing through the strike?

  • How long will the strike last?

  • What is the district doing to get students back in school?

Schedule

  • How long will schools be closed for?

  • How will I find out when the first day of school is?

  • How much notice will I have before the first day of school?

  • Will students be required to make up the missed days?

  • Will graduation be impacted?

Athletics

  • Will athletic practices and contests continue as planned?

  • Will transportation be provided for athletic events?

Events

  • Will back-to-school events, open houses, and curriculum nights still happen after school begins?

  • Will kindergarten family connections meetings continue as planned?

Services

  • Are meals available for students?

  • Will childcare centers continue to operate at school sites?

  • Will preschool continue to operate at school sites?

Communication

  • How often will I receive updates?

  • How is the district communicating with families who do not speak English?

Last Modified on October 5, 2022