Seattle teachers vote to approve new contract

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by ADAM MERTZ / KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on September 3, 2013 at 3:16 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 3 at 10:13 PM

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Just a day before the start of school, Seattle teachers voted to accept a new contract. Classes will begin as scheduled on Wednesday.

Teachers met at Benaroya Hall at 5 p.m. to vote on the new deal.

The Seattle Education Association and the school district reached a tentative agreement over the weekend.

The issues under debate included how to use test scores in evaluating teachers and whether to add 30 minutes to elementary teachers' official workday.

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