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Tentative deal on Portland teacher contract means students will return to school Monday

Posted on AllSides November 27th, 2023
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Leaders of Portland Public Schools and the Portland Association of Teachers finalized a tentative agreement Sunday, allowing 43,000 students to return to school Monday for the first time since Halloween, union and district officials said Sunday afternoon.

A final sticking point – an additional $4 million in raises – was resolved in favor of teachers, school board chair Gary Hollands told The Oregonian/OregonLive.

Union leaders agreed that teachers will return to work on Monday, even though the district’s 3,500 unionized educators won’t have a chance to review and vote on the proposed contract...

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