Sisters and Brothers,

We are standing at a crossroads, looking at the different directions in which we can go. We are losing many educators, some to other districts, some are leaving education altogether. How do we keep education in the city relevant, and retain quality educators in the process? We recognize, through the collective bargaining agreement, that you are vital to the success of our students and the foundation of the city. We are working hard to do just that. It is challenging to have faith that we will collaboratively develop a current, competitive and rewarding contract. But that is our goal, and we are not taking our eyes off the prize.

The end of the school year is coming soon, and we hope you will have the time to relax and breathe. We congratulate our retirees and wish them well in this new and exciting phase of life.

In Solidarity,