Youngstown City Schools, Teachers Reach Tentative Deal

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — For the first time in seven years, the Youngstown City School District and the union representing the district’s 400 teachers have reached a tentative agreement.

“When I became the CEO for the Youngstown City School District, I knew we needed to do more for our teachers,” said the district’s CEO Justin Jennings. “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 deal. Details of the agreement will be released after it’s given to the union membership for a vote, according to a statement.

“The YEA is glad to have a tentative agreement to present to our members,” said Larry Ellis, YEA president. “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.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.