DPS Superintendent discusses tentative agreement

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Dayton Public Schools and the Dayton Education Association have reached terms on a tentative agreement on a new teacher contract.

Superintendent Rhonda Corr is speaking about the agreement Thursday afternoon.

Scott Maney from the Ohio Education Association issued a release early on Thursday morning, announcing the tentative agreement.

The DEA will hold a closed meeting at 4:30 on Thursday afternoon with it’s nearly 1,100-member base to vote on the agreement.

The DPS and DEA signed the tentative agreement after an 18-hour negotiation session that started on Wednesday morning and ended early on Thursday morning. It also came after nearly 30 meetings over seven months to work on a new contract.

“The teachers of the Dayton Education Association have been bolstered by an unprecedented level of parental and community support, and for that we are most grateful,” stated David Romick, president of the Dayton Education Association. “We look forward to announcing the results of the ratification vote this evening.”

If no deal had been reached, teachers were prepared to go on strike on Friday morning at 12:01 a.m.

DPS was prepared to hire 600 substitute teachers to fill the positions in order for school to start on time on August 15th.

Terms of the tentative agreement have not been released yet.

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