Providence Teachers Union reach tentative agreement with city
The Providence Teachers Union and the City of Providence have reached a tentative agreement.
Mayor Jorge Elorza announced the three-year agreement, which comes after long-term negotiations since the previous contract expired in August 2017.
The tentative three-year agreement will include wage increases.
Elorza’s office said the agreement would also include school-based autonomy from within the Providence Public Schools system, expanding summer education, increasing development opportunities for teachers, and incentives for advanced degrees and English language Learner credentials.
“This agreement is a step in the right direction for our Providence school community as we seek transformation changes in our school system,” said Elorza in a statement.
The entire agreement will be presented to PTU members for ratification.
Afterwards it needs to be ratified by the City Council.