Providence Teachers Union reach tentative agreement with city

Providence Schools

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.

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