Our Goal: A fair, sustainable settlement that honors our educators, focuses on student learning, and avoids school closures.
We are currently bargaining a new three-year contract with the union representing our educators, the Portland Association of Teachers (PAT). In that process, we want our students and families to understand the full context:
- district funding and investments
- the bargaining process, and
- the possibility of a strike and school closure
We've tried to organize this material in easy-to-find ways, and we welcome your feedback.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the top issues in the bargaining?
How far apart are the sides on compensation?
What is the disagreement over student discipline?
Explain the disagreement on class size caps?
How serious is the prospect of a teacher strike?
Would schools be closed during a teacher strike?