Pittsburgh Public Schools, teachers union reach tentative contract agreement | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pittsburgh Public Schools has reached a tentative agreement on a multiyear contract with its teachers union more than a year after their last deal expired.

District solicitor Ira Weiss said Tuesday the school system and the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers both signed a tentative agreement Saturday.

Mr. Weiss said that the contract was for multiple years but declined to disclose further details out of “respect for the process.”

In the coming days, the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers will present the contract to its membership. Members will then vote by mail to ratify the contract.

If the union approves the contract, the school board will then vote on it.

Mr. Weiss said the district hopes to have the new contract fully approved at or before the school board’s legislative meeting Aug. 25.

“We are pleased that we have reached a tentative agreement,” said school board President Sylvia Wilson, though she noted that the union and board have yet to vote on the deal.

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