Minneapolis schools reach tentative contract agreement with teachers' union

The Minneapolis School District and its teachers have agreed to a tentative contract agreement after months of negotiations, according to a Monday release. 

Details of the agreement will not be made public until the nearly 3,500 members of the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers have a chance to vote on the terms March 30, though the union was asking for a higher minimum wage for all school employees, raises for teachers and smaller class sizes. 

“I am pleased that we have found a way to honor our teachers within the realities of building a financially sustainable future for Minneapolis Public Schools," Superintendent Ed Graff said in a statement. "I am confident that the terms of the agreement create the conditions for success for both MPS teachers and students.”