District, teachers union reach tentative agreement
CMSD and CTU have maintained throughout the negotiations that they are both committed to settling on a contract that is fair to educators and good for kids. CEO Eric Gordon remained optimistic throughout negotiations that began in November 2015 that their thoughtful efforts would lead to a fair agreement without eroding reforms vital to continuing the District’s progress under the reforms in The Cleveland Plan.
“We are pleased to return to the Board with a contract that both sides of the bargaining table see as fair,” said Gordon. “I know all of us are anxious to move beyond the bargaining table and at last ratify a contract that has, at its heart, what’s best for kids and the dedicated educators that serve them.”
The Cleveland Teachers Union issued notice of its intent to go on strike last September, before the first tentative agreement averted a strike.