School teachers in Spokane have approved a tentative one-year contract, avoiding a possible strike that could have begun Wednesday.

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SPOKANE — School teachers in Spokane have approved a tentative one-year contract, avoiding a possible strike that could have begun Wednesday.

The Spokane Public Schools board is also expected to approve the plan.

The one-year contract passed Tuesday night with 1,380 yes votes out of 1,457 total. The contract increases salaries for instructional assistants and food service workers.

Union members squeezed into Rogers High School on Tuesday evening for the vote.