February 18th, 2014 | by NIGEL JAQUISS News | Posted In: Activism, Schools

Portland Parents Coalition Wants to See the New Teachers' Contract

news2_pps-01_3952ILLUSTRATION: WW Staff

The Portland Association of Teachers and Portland Public Schools have averted a strike with a tentative contract agreement, allowing Portland parents and officials to wipe their brows.

"Hallelujah," Mayor Charlie Hales said in Portland City Hall this morning. "And it's a good contract. They deserve some sleep."

But not everybody is happy.

The Portland Parents Coalition—which earlier filed a complaint alleging the district failed to meet the legal minimum number of instructional hours, a legacy of the last contract—wants to see the agreement before it’s signed.

“We ask that you commit to holding a forum in which you (the Board) share the content and meaning of the agreement, and answer questions related to it for your constituents,” parent Lisa Zuniga wrote to the School Board.

PPS spokeswoman Christine Miles says the board hasn’t had time to review the request.

Look for more coverage of the PPS contract deal in Wednesday's edition of WW.

 
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