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YAKIMA, WA - Teachers in the Yakima school district can now breathe a sigh of relief.


 After months of negotiating between the school district and the Yakima Education Association, the school board has finally approved their agreement. 

This agreement will be giving teachers a higher pay salary benefits, since teachers have been working from August 23rd without a contract they will be paid the difference in their salary at the end of October.


The association tells us they are excited to finally be seeing the agreement. 

 

"Everyone is pleased and happy, we had been concerned that the district wasn't moving very quickly, so this brought the agreement to a reality now," said Steve McKenna, president of Yakima Education Association. 

This agreement is just for this school year. 

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