Tumwater paraprofessionals reach tentative agreement, say ‘district is willing to show we are valued’

How much do you think a paraprofessional working six to seven hours a day providing one-to-one support to children with special needs, behavioral issues, or who are working through trauma or abuse make a month?

For Tumwater School District paraprofessional of 17 years, Meagan Ready, that monthly income comes out to only $1,400 after taxes, just barely enough to cover the average monthly rent for a studio apartment in Tumwater at $1,350, according to rent.com.

In a push to make sure that paraprofessionals can make a livable wage, the Tumwater Association of Paraprofessionals (TAP) has voted Tuesday to authorize a strike if a new contract agreement cannot be reached

→ Continue reading at MyNorthwest

Related articles


Share article

Latest articles