Statement on teacher contract agreement

SAINT PAUL—Mayor Chris Coleman released the following statement today regarding the agreement reached between the Saint Paul Federation of Teachers and the Saint Paul School District, which ends contract negotiations and avoids a strike.

“I could not be more pleased with the Saint Paul Federation of Teachers and Saint Paul Public Schools on coming together to reach a final contract agreement and avoiding a strike. We know that we achieve more in partnership, and both sides have demonstrated a true commitment to working together to advance student achievement in Saint Paul. I’m proud of the partnerships we have created, and truly look forward to building on our most recent progress to close the achievement gap for good.”