Progress was made this weekend to address technology/curriculum concerns, said Bellevue School District spokeswoman Ann Oxrieder.
Much of the curriculum, she
said, was put in place to address previous curriculum disconnections, which caused learning gaps for some students and repeated subject matter for others.
"The district agrees with the union that there needs to be flexibility, that teachers need to be able to modify and adopt lessons to meet student needs, and recently agreed with teachers that if they feel like the lessons online are not effective, they have the responsibility to create a lesson they think will work better," Oxrieder
Compensation has been a tough issue, both sides said, because of a complicated set of factors, including a $4.8 million district budget cut, a set state teachers' salary schedule, the experience levels of Bellevue teachers, and the relatively high cost of living in Bellevue and the Eastside.Bellevue also has a comparatively low 16.37 students-per-teacher ratio, meaning any state salary increase must be spread to more teachers, Oxrieder