Agreement highlights city’s education priorities, includes added flexibility and reforms to teacher hiring, evaluations and compensation
Mayor Thomas M. Menino, in a joint press conference with Boston Public Schools Superintendent Carol R. Johnson and leaders of the Boston Teachers Union announced a tentative agreement was reached early Wednesday morning on a labor contract that reflects the city’s student-focused plan to improve academic quality, increase graduation rates, and close achievement gaps.
“This contract is a big step forward in taking our school system to the next level – it’s what’s best for our students, it works for our teachers, and is fair to our taxpayers,” Mayor Menino said. “Teachers will now have the support they need to perform, schools will have the flexibility they need to succeed, and most importantly, students will be closer to having the district they need to grow and compete.”
The six-year contract, retroactive to August 1, 2010, includes: