Portland Public Schools strike preparation: District would close for three days

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Portland Public Schools would cancel school for three days and prioritize re-opening elementary and middle schools if teachers walk out on the job on Feb. 20, according to initial plans released by the school district.

Portland Association of Teachers members on Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike, bringing Oregon's largest district to the brink of its first-ever strike.

Teachers have already sent in a notice to the state setting a walkout date of Feb. 20, but both sides have said they would hope to reach a negotiated agreement before then.

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