City of Providence, teachers union agree to new contract

By Sean Cahill

scahill@abc6.com

The city of Providence and the teachers union announced Friday that they have agreed on a new 3-year contract.

The new contract eliminates the job security clause, which in the past provided no layoffs other than for just cause.

It also preserves the criterion-based hiring, as well as increases autonomy for individual schools.

The agreement must be approved by Providence Teachers Union members and ratified by the City Council. 

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