PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) has reached a tentative agreement with the School District of Philadelphia.
In a message to PFT members, President Jerry Jordan stated, "It’s a deal I’m proud of and one I’m looking forward to bringing you tomorrow."
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Further details regarding the tentative deal were to be provided Wednesday, after members have an opportunity to see the agreement for themselves. A formal vote on the deal will take place in the coming days.
Earlier Tuesday, with negotiations ongoing, the tone did not sound good and an agreement seemed a long way off. A possible strike vote appeared imminent, even up to late Tuesday afternoon.
But, talks continued and the agreement was announced around 9:45 p.m.
PFT agreed to a one-year contract extension last October that included a 2% pay increase for teachers.
FOX 29 reached out to the Philadelphia School District and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney's office for reaction.