December 2, 2020
We are pleased to inform our families, staff, and community members that a tentative agreement has been reached between the CH-UH Board of Education and the Cleveland Heights Teachers Union. The parties negotiated all of last night and into the morning, ultimately agreeing on important compromises for the good of our students and community. Due to negotiations going until 6:30 a.m., some Union members arrived to picket unaware that a tentative agreement was already near completion. We are happy that a strike was averted and students’ education will not be interrupted.
Above all else, we are relieved that our teachers will be exactly where they’re needed - with their students.
A tentative agreement means that the bargaining teams have reached agreement on the contract’s terms, but the contract is not yet ratified. The Union will take the tentative agreement to its membership for a ratification vote, and the District bargaining team will present it to the Board for its approval as well.
We will continue to keep the community and families informed as we move forward with this
process. We will move forward as a united front against unfair EdChoice voucher laws and as
proponents of fair school funding.
Superintendent Elizabeth Kirby
Board of Education President Jodi Sourini
Cleveland Heights Teachers Union President Karen Rego