Tentative Contract Agreement Reached Between Minneapolis Schools, Teachers

Tentative Contract Agreement Reached Between Minneapolis Schools, Teachers Photo: KSTP/Ellen Galles

March 12, 2018 08:27 PM

Minneapolis Public Schools says the district has reached a tentative contract agreement with the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers for 2017-19, with a vote on ratification scheduled for the end of the month. 

The union represents the district's approximately 3,500 teachers. Details of the tentative agreement will be shared publicly if and when MFT membership ratifies the contract March 30, the district said in a release Monday. 

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"Our educators are the heart of Minneapolis Public Schools," said MPS Superintendent Ed Graff. "I am pleased that we have found a way to honor our teachers within the realities of building a financially sustainable future for Minneapolis Public Schools. I am confident that the terms of the agreement create the conditions for success for both MPS teachers and students."

Said union President Michelle Wiese stated: "Our focus in these negotiations and our continuing fight is for the schools all students deserve."

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