Posted on February 28, 2024
Categories: News from SDP

This morning, the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) and School District of Philadelphia jointly announced the settlement of a Tentative Agreement (TA) to a one-year contract extension to the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). (The full PFT release can be found here.)

Here is the School District of Philadelphia Superintendent’s official statement related to PFT Extension:

“We are excited to reach an agreement with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers for a one-year contract extension that reflects the deep value we have for our PFT members including: teachers, librarians, school nurses, counselors, psychologists and social workers, secretaries, paraprofessionals, classrooms and non-teaching assistants, and many other valued employees,” said Superintendent Tony B. Watlington, Sr., Ed.D.

“In the School District of Philadelphia, schools are the primary unit of change, and highly-qualified, well-supported, stable teachers over time, is the number one lever for accelerating academic achievement. This proposed contract fairly supports the needs of our PFT members while helping us Accelerate Philly and become the fastest improving, large urban school district in the nation. I am thrilled that we can move forward with confidence, upon contract ratification, to continue our focus on improving academic outcomes and help our students imagine and realize any future they desire.”