YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown City School District CEO Justin Jennings and the union representing the district’s 400 teachers have reached a tentative contract — the first in seven years.
“When I became the CEO for the Youngstown City School District, I knew we needed to do more for our teachers,” Jennings said in a news release. “Too many were getting trained in Youngstown and moving on to other districts. We have dedicated, highly skilled educators in Youngstown, and I want them to stay here. I think we’ve reached a fair and equitable agreement that I hope will do that.”
The Youngstown Education Association must approve the tentative pact.
“The YEA is glad to have a tentative agreement to present to our members,” Larry Ellis, YEA president, said in the release. “Our goal is to always work with the administration to produce a fair agreement for both sides while creating a high-quality learning environment for our scholars.”
Details of the tentative agreement will be released after it is given to the union membership for a vote.