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CMSD, CTU reach tentative agreement




The Cleveland Metropolitan School District has reached a tentative agreement with the Cleveland Teachers Union on a collective bargaining agreement that is expected to be sent to union members for ratification this month, before being voted on by the Board of Education.

CEO Eric Gordon had remained optimistic since negotiations began in January that the parties' collaborative efforts would lead to a fair agreement without eroding reforms vital to continuing the District’s progress under The Cleveland Plan.

“We are pleased to take to the Board of Education a significantly better contract for kids, teachers and school district leaders,” Gordon said.  “This is truly a win for all of our educators and for the kids we serve.” 

If members of CTU and the school board both ratify the contract, the deal will go into effect July 1. Details of the tentative agreement are being shared with CTU members and the school board before being released to the public.