An Update on Hartford Public Schools Teacher Contract Negotiation
It is important to clarify that, HPS has not walked away from the negotiating table and continues to engage in productive discussions with the Hartford Federation of Teachers (HFT). The parties have been following the required negotiation timelines as outlined in the Teacher Negotiations Act (which began in October 2018) and engaged in statutory mediation, which unfortunately did not result in an agreement. The statutory arbitration period commenced on January 4th and the currently scheduled hearing dates are January 23rd and 24th, 2019. The parties are continuing to have discussions about potential settlement. HPS remains committed to our teaching staff, furthering the mission of the district, and hopes to reach an amicable agreement.