This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.
by Kevin McCorry for NewsWorks
The president of the union representing Philadelphia School District principals has reached a tentative pact with the District on the terms of a new collective bargaining agreement that includes significant concessions that will "clearly will save the District money."
Commonwealth Association of School Administrators president Robert McGrogan will present the proposed deal to union members at a private meeting Thursday evening.
"Prior to this past week, I didn’t have a proposal that was worthy of bringing it to the membership," said McGrogan. "Compromise from both parties on key issues is what put us in this position."
The tentative deal was hammered out late Friday evening. McGrogan would not disclose specific details of the plan, but gave this summation: "Not everything is a dollar issue, though there’s a lot of dollars in this."
CASA’s nearly 500 members – principals, assistant principals, school police hierarchy and other administrators – learned about the meeting through email on Saturday.
The potential deal cannot be ratified without a majority of members’ approval.