Union Representing MPS Principals Ratifies Tentative Agreement

Updated: 04/02/2014 3:51 PM KSTP.com By: Leslie Dyste

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The union representing Minneapolis Public Schools principals have ratified a tentative two-year agreement.

According to the district, the Minneapolis Board of Education will vote on the tentative agreement at its board meeting April 8.

“Principal recruitment, retention, development and support are critical in what we are trying to do to accelerate the growth of this school district. Strong schools require strong leaders and this agreement ensures that our principals are well supported,” Johnson said.

“Beyond that, this new agreement will help us to retain and recruit the best principals possible for our schools. Our teachers deserve no less. Our students deserve no less. Some of the ways this contract helps to address this is through a competitive salary structure and incentives for early severance notice, allowing us to recruit for vacancies earlier,” she said.

Johnson added the agreement would help ensure leaders are fairly compensated for their work at high priority and community partnership schools.

Additional details on the specific agreement have not been released.