Bargaining Brief 11.18

Your PAT bargaining team is happy to share that today was positive and productive. We made significant progress towards bringing educators and students back to our schools with improved teaching and learning conditions for all Portland Public Schools.

The positive movement today is a direct result of the overwhelming support the district has seen from our members and our community for our proposals - now is not the time to slow down, it is the time to relentlessly persist in our efforts.

It’s 11:30 pm, so we are headed home. We will be back at the table tomorrow morning. 

Thank you for your continued dedication to your students, community and to each other. 

In Solidarity,

Your Bargaining Team

Steve Lancaster | Chair Teacher, Social Studies
Francisca Alvarez | K-5 Bilingual Inst. Coach
Samara Bockelman | Middle School Counselor
Julia Fogg | K-5 Instructional Coach
Thea Keith Teacher | 8th Grade Science/Health
Charity Powell Teacher | K-8 Special Education

Ryan Olds, OEA Staff
Angela Bonilla, President