SEATTLE - As thousands of school kids are filling up their lockers and finding their home rooms Tuesday for the new school year, another district appears to be headed for a strike.
Classes in Sedro-Woolley are expected to be canceled Wednesday, the first day of school. The teachers union does not expect to reach an agreement with the district by Tuesday night and will go on strike.
Sedro-Woolley would join Kent, which is already on strike. The Kent School Districtis seeking an injunctionto force teachers back.
Teachers in Lake Stevens have also authorized a strike if a deal is not reached by the first day of school, Tuesday Sept. 8.
Meanwhile, students in Mount Vernon and Seattle can rest assured their school year will begin as scheduled, since both of their teacher unions have now ratified their new contracts.
Back in the districts where classes are a go, drivers are being reminded to take it slow, especially when kids are around.
This year, it's not just local officers heavily monitoring school zones where the speed limit is just 20 miles an hour, but several cities and towns in the Puget Sound area are now adding cameras to their arsenal of tools to catch violators in the act.
In particular, cameras will provide an unblinking eye over school zones in Lynnwood, Bellevue, Auburn and Lakewood. They are in the process of being installed in Federal Way and Tacoma.