‘It’s frustrating’: Providence Schools superintendent discusses contract negotiations with union

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The Providence Teachers Union continues to be under contract negotiations with the school district.

Providence Public Schools Superintendent Harrison Peters joined 12 News at 4 on Tuesday. He last joined 12 News after the union took a vote of no confidence in him and R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green.

“Contract negotiations still are occurring,” Peters said. “But it’s frustrating, we’ve got to have a transformative contract.”

Last June, the state unveiled a turnaround plan for Providence schools with certain goalposts for the first year.

“I think we’ve done a great job,” Peters said. “We had record number of employees or teachers of color that we’ve hired.”

They also plan to add more pre-kindergarten spots in the future, the superintendent added.

“By the end of the summer we will have an aligned, high quality, culturally responsive curriculum for K all the way through twelfth grade,” he said.

Peters reminded students to continue to follow COVID-19 precautions during their April break, so they can enjoy events like prom and graduation.

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