Newton School Committee News
February 2, 2024
School Committee Reaches Agreement with Newton Teachers Association
Dear NPS Families,
This evening, the Newton School Committee and the Newton Teachers Association (NTA) bargaining teams reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract. The contract will require ratification from NTA members and a majority vote of the School Committee. We expect a return to school on Monday, February 5, 2024.
This contract reflects our values including respect for our educators. It reinforces and expands meaningful support for students; meaningfully increases compensation for all employees, particularly our building and classroom aides; maintains Newton as a leader in benefits; and provides important flexibility for our leaders to strengthen and innovate our system.
This strike has been painful for NPS families and the entire City of Newton. We will all need some time to heal, and we ask for patience and leadership from all of the adults in the NPS community. It is up to us to show our kids how a strong community responds to challenges.
The Committee looks forward to the return of students to their classrooms. We will take a breath, then begin the work of ensuring that this never happens again.
Newton School Committee