Portland students relieved strike averted

Lincoln High School junior Kaila Johnson expressed relief that Portland teachers reached a contract deal, Feb. 18, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)
Lincoln High School junior Kaila Johnson expressed relief that Portland teachers reached a contract deal, Feb. 18, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Word spread quickly among Portland students that a teacher strike was averted when a tentative contract deal was reached Tuesday morning.

Students throughout the district expressed relief that the deal was reached. Many learned through Facebook or Twitter after the deal was announced just after the first bell rang at Lincoln High School.

Junior Kaila Johnson told KOIN 6 News it would have been difficult for students to keep their flow if the teachers had walked out.

“They are definitely necessary and we would have basically had to be on hold for a while, which would be really inconvenient for a lot of the curriculum,” she said. “I’d miss them a lot.”

Even though a tentative deal is reached, the 47,000 students throughout the district will still have a half-day on Wednesday.

One teacher at Lincoln High School said he is cautiously optimistic about the deal, but wants to read it before he unpacks his supplies.

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