Additionally, the tentative agreement still includes an economic re-opener with the district for school year 2012-13,
Agreement would save preschool, transportation, spring sports
After five days of voting, members of the Cleveland Teachers Union passed the proposed tentative agreement recommended by the federal mediator. While a second year of concessions in the agreement drew criticism by some members, 62.21 percent or 2,132 members of Cleveland Teachers Union cast their vote in favor of the tentative agreement. 1,295 members voted against the contract.
The agreement allowed the district to rescind recommended cuts to preschool, high school transportation and spring sports that the board approved in October. During a special meeting last Wednesday, Cleveland Metropolitan School District Board of Education voted to save preschool, spring sports, and transportation for high school students from cuts as the agreement between CTU and CMSD saves approximately 7.8 million this current school year. However, there’s currently no plan for restoring summer school, purchasing textbooks, hiring administrators, and providing safety personnel.
Also, the agreement will allow for the recall of at least 12 school nurses from a department reduced by nearly 50 percent in the spring.
Additionally, the tentative agreement still includes an economic re-opener with the district for school year 2012-13, but will become the collective bargaining agreement between the district and CTU on all other issues through June 2013.
“I am pleased that the tentative agreement has been accepted by the members of the Cleveland Teachers Union. It is clear that, while our members are frustrated with a second year of concessions, they continue to keep the needs of the children of the city of Cleveland at the forefront,” said Cleveland Teachers Union President David J. Quolke.