Kent teachers rally outside school district headquarters on Thursday, demanding better pay. The union representing paraeducators in the district is planning a rally of its own on Wednesday, Aug. 22. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Kent teachers rally outside school district headquarters on Thursday, demanding better pay. The union representing paraeducators in the district is planning a rally of its own on Wednesday, Aug. 22. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Kent Association of Paraeducators sets rally for Wednesday, Aug. 22

The Kent Association of Paraeducators is holding a rally Wednesday, Aug. 22, outside the Kent School District Office, 12033 SE 256th St.

The rally runs 6 to 7 p.m., prior to the Kent School District board meeting.

Members and supporters are urged to wear red and participate as the union seeks better pay for paras. Members and supporters are asked to meet at the Valley View Christian Church parking lot, 25605 124th Ave. SE, Kent, for sign pickup.

Bargaining between the union and the school district is ongoing. The Kent Education Association, the union representing about 1,500 teachers in the district, also is asking for improved salaries as negotiations continue.

The KAP represents between 500 and 600 members.

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