Portage teachers

5:54 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Portage Teachers Call for New Contract

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The two sides are not scheduled to meet again until mediation on November 21st
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - More than 300 Portage Public Schools teachers and family members picketed Monday and then packed the school board meeting to talk about why they should have a new contract. Lining the intersection of Centre and Westnedge avenues, carrying signs protesting the lack of a contract to the repeated honks of car horns during the hour, the teachers took stalled contract talks to the public.
12:34 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Portage Teachers Upset About Pace of Contract Talks

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Portage Education Association says district finances have improved and teachers' pay should as well
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - With the start of school two weeks away, Portage teachers packed the Portage school board meeting Monday to express frustration over what they called stalled contract negotiations.
7:18 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Portage School Board approved contract that freezes base pay for teachers

Lead in text: 
Contract has already been approved by members of the union that represents Portage teachers
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- The Portage Public Schools Board of Education has approved a one-year contract for the members of the Portage Education Association that continues to freeze base pay scale at the 2011-12 level, but will give teachers "step" increases. Step increases are raises associated with years of service, and not all teachers qualify, especially veteran faculty members.