YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Youngstown City School District and its teachers union have reached a tentative contract agreement for the first time in seven years.
The Youngstown Education Association still has to approve the tentative contract.
“The YEA is glad to have a tentative agreement to present to our members,” said union president Larry Ellis. “Our goal is to always work with the administration to produce a fair agreement for both sides while creating a high-quality learning environment for our scholars.”
After union members take a vote, details of the agreement will be released.
“When I became the CEO for the Youngstown City School District, I knew we needed to do more for our teachers,” Justin Jennings said. “Too many were getting trained in Youngstown and moving on to other districts. We have dedicated, highly-skilled educators in Youngstown and I want them to stay here. I think we’ve reached a fair and equitable agreement that I hope will do that.”
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