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Progress made in teacher talks

Mediated bargaining sessions between the Snoqualmie Valley School District and the teachers’ union have yielded “some progress,” according to both sides.

The Snoqualmie Education Association, which represents Valley teachers, has threatened to strike when school starts Sept. 3 if the district doesn’t meet its demands for pay increases.

“If we can make progress like we did Wednesday (July 23), then hopefully we can have an agreement” before school starts, said Art Galloway, union president. “But we still have a long way to go.”

“Both teams are listening and considering options,” said district spokeswoman Carolyn Malcolm.

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