Cleveland Teachers Approve New Contract

CLEVELAND, OH - The Cleveland Teachers Union officially ratified the district’s tentative agreement tonight. 

In a statement, the district said Schools CEO Eric Gordon received word this evening the vote was 3,145 yes and 509 no (86%).  

It comes after a year of negotiations and threats of a strike. 

"We are pleased to have a contract to take to the Board that both sides of the bargaining table see as fair,” said Gordon. “I know all of us are anxious to ratify a contract that has, at its heart, what’s best for kids, and we look forward to redirecting our focus toward our common goal to help every one of them succeed.”

The Cleveland Board of Education will be asked to vote on the agreement at its March 21 meeting.  Once passed by the Board, CMSD and CTU will officially have a contract for the 2016-17 through 2018-19 school years.

(Photo by Ken Robinson/WTAM 1100)

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