Dedham Teachers Return to Work

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By Anissa Gardizy 10/29/2019

Dedham teachers went back to work this week, following a tentative agreement with school officials.

The Dedham School Committee and the Dedham Education Association agreed on a new 4-year collective bargaining plan on Sunday, which ended the one-day strike.

“We kept our focus on doing what had to be done to get our students back into their classrooms,” Michael Welch, Superintendent of Dedham Public Schools said in a press release. “We believe this agreement will fairly compensate our excellent educators while keeping our district on a positive path, with innovative policies that ensure a safe and supportive working environment, as well as budgets that are sustainable over time.”

The Dedham School Committee is expected to vote on the deal tonight. Details of the agreement will not be made available until after the contract is approved by both sides, according to a school district press release.