2015 Teacher Contract Negotiations
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2015 Teacher Contract Negotiations

2015 Teacher Contract Negotiations

2015 Teacher Contract Negotiations Schedule

The Minneapolis Federation of Teachers (MFT) and Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) settled the 2015 teacher contract on Dec. 18, 2015. After seven months of negotiations, MPS and MFT reached a deal that is good for students and teachers while keeping the district on the path toward a sustainable future. The Board of Education and the MFT Executive Board will receive a detailed explanation of the contract in Executive Session in January.

When approved by the Board and the MFT membership, the new contract will provide additional time for teachers to prepare and collaborate in order to ensure the best learning experience for their students in the classroom. Incorporated in the contract are proposals for the development of both short-term and long-term strategies to enhance the success of positive school-wide engagement, keeping both students and staff safe.MPS and MFT negotiation priorities are listed at right, along with meeting notes, which are finalized at the next negotiation meeting.

All negotiation sessions will be at the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers' (MFT) offices on the following dates and times.

  • June 18, 2015; 12 noon
    Contract negotiation sessions began between MPS and MFT
  • July 1, 12 – 5 pm
    Structuring Professional Time (MFT)
    Interview and Select (MFT and MPS)
  • July 7, 12 – 5 pm
    Class Size / Case Loads (MFT)
    Professional Development - Professional Learning Communities; Training and Professional Development (MPS)
  • July 17, 10 am – 3 pm
    Student Behavior and Supports (MFT)
    Student Assessments (MPS)
  • July 24, 10 am – 3 pm
    Culture, Climate and Professionalism (MFT)
    Achievement of Tenure; PAR Process (MPS)
  • July 28, 10 am – 3 pm
    Special Education (MFT and MPS)
    Community Partnership Schools (MPS)
  • August 4, 10 am – 3 pm
    Related Services Professionals and Early Education (MFT)
    - Nurses
    - Library Media Specialists
    - Early Education

    Work Days and Work Year (MPS)

  • August 14, 10 am – 3 pm
    Remaining issues; follow-up on previous issues

Other dates to be decided: Pay and Benefits

Negotiation Teams


Steve Barrett, Lead   Lynn Nordgren, Lead  
Leann Dow Patrick Burns
Rochelle Cox Mathew Collier
Danielle Grant Brionna Harder
Terry Henry Bonita Jones
Maria Mason Janet Kujat
Michael Thomas Mike Leiter
  Angie Powell
  Michelle Urevig Grilz
  Michelle Wiese