PPS Mediation Update - October 2, 2023

October 2

Today, we spent our time with the Portland Association of Teachers (PAT) discussing financial matters. As an Oregonian story last week made clear, we are far apart on finances – and that distance seems to be rooted, in part, in misunderstandings that we wanted to clarify.


We spent time in a joint session presenting updated financial information and responding to questions. We have included PAT’s feedback in this presentation. We felt it was a productive exchange. We know we will disagree in this process, but we are committed to closing any gaps in understanding so that we’re not juggling both differing facts and differing perspectives.


We will meet again on October 11 and 17.